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Canon EOS 400D User Manual

Canon EOS 400D User Manual

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Sections

  • Item Check List
  • Conventions Used in this Manual
  • Contents at a Glance
  • Handling Precautions
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Nomenclature
  • Getting Started
  • Recharging the Battery
  • Installing and Removing the Battery
  • Installing and Removing the CF Card
  • Mounting and Detaching a Lens
  • How to Shoot
  • Switching the LCD Monitor Screen
  • Menu Operations and Settings
  • Before You Start
  • Basic Shooting and Image Playback
  • 1 Fully Automatic Shooting
  • 1 Full Auto Techniques
  • 2 Shooting Portraits
  • 3 Shooting Landscapes
  • 4 Shooting Close-ups
  • 5 Shooting Moving Subjects
  • 6 Shooting Portraits at Night
  • 7 Disabling Flash
  • j Using the Self-timer
  • x Image Playback
  • Advanced Shooting Techniques
  • d: Program AE
  • Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN
  • Using the Built-in Flash
  • E: Changing the AF ModeN
  • 2Select the AF point
  • S Selecting the AF PointN
  • i Continuous ShootingN
  • 3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality
  • 3 Selecting a Picture StyleN
  • More Advanced Techniques
  • s: Action Shots
  • f: Changing the Depth of Field
  • a: Manual Exposure
  • 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE
  • Setting Exposure CompensationN
  • Setting exposure compensation
  • 3 Auto Exposure BracketingN
  • 3 Customizing the Picture StyleN
  • 3 Defining a New Picture StyleN
  • 3 Setting the Color SpaceN
  • A AE LockN
  • A FE LockN
  • B: Setting the White BalanceN
  • 3 White Balance CorrectionN
  • Preventing Camera Shake
  • Handy Features
  • 3 Silencing the Beeper
  • 3 CF Card Reminder
  • 3 Setting the Image Review Time
  • 3 Set the Auto Power-off Time
  • 3 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness
  • 3 File Numbering Method
  • 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images
  • B Checking Camera Function Settings
  • 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN
  • 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically
  • 3 Setting Custom FunctionsN
  • 3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer
  • 3 Automatic Sensor Cleaning
  • 3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
  • 3 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual”N
  • Image Management
  • x Searching for Images Quickly
  • u/y Magnified View
  • 3 Rotating the Image
  • 3 Auto Playback
  • Displaying the Images on TV
  • 3 Protecting Images
  • L Erasing Images
  • Shooting information display
  • Shooting Information Display
  • Printing Images
  • Preparing to Print
  • wPrinting with PictBridge
  • A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct
  • Trimming the Image
  • Easy Printing
  • 3 Print Ordering
  • 3 Direct Printing with DPOF
  • Reference
  • External Speedlites
  • R Wireless Remote Control
  • Using a Household Power Outlet
  • Replacing the Date/Time Battery
  • Menu Settings
  • Function Availability Table
  • When Autofocus Fails
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Error Codes
  • Error code
  • System Map
  • Specifications
  • Index

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL is a highperformance, digital single-lens reflex camera with a 10.10-megapixel imaging sensor. The camera provides many features such as Picture Styles to enhance your photographic expression, fast autofocus for moving subjects, shooting modes for beginners as well as advanced users, and direct printing. Also, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit removes dust adhering to the sensor.

Get to know your camera while shooting
This manual explains how to shoot various subjects and scenes for both beginners and advanced users. With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take pictures as instructed and check the results. This is how you can learn to use the camera and better enjoy photography. To prevent botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings (p.10,11) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Test the Camera Before Using
After shooting, playback and check the image whether it has been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded on the card or be read by a personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

Web site to learn and enjoy photography
http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. The accessories included can also be checked in the System Map (p.164).
Camera: EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL
(includes eyecup, body cap, and installed battery for the date/time clock)

Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
(includes lens cap, dust cap) *Lens Kit only.

Power Source: Battery Pack NB-2LH (with protective cover) Charger: Battery Charger CB-2LW/CB-2LWE
*CB-2LW or CB-2LWE is included.

Power Cord for Battery Charger *For CB-2LWE. 2 Cables Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Video Cable VC-100 Strap: EW-100DBII (with eyepiece cover) 2 CD-ROMs EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (bundled software) Software Instruction Manual (PDF) Pocket Guide
Quick start guide to shooting.

EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL Instruction Manual
(this booklet)

Software Guide
Gives an overview of the bundled software and explains the software installation procedure.

Warranty Card of Camera Warranty Card of Lens *Lens Kit only.
* Be careful not to lose any of the above items. * The CF card (for recording images) is not included. Please purchase it separately.

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4 . In this manual. : Supplemental information. or 16 sec. 6 sec. 0. the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S18-55mm f/3. * For explanatory purposes. The <V> and <U> icons indicate the cross keys. The M icon on the upper right of the page indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p. and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor. 9 or 8 indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec.6 II lens. The <0> icon indicates the SET button.5-5. : Problem-solving advice. the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons.. About the Symbols : Tip or advice for better shooting. Basic Assumptions * All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch is already set to <1>.. About (p. The 3 icon indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the <M> button and changing the setting.20). * It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. dials. respectively after you let go of the button.Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual The <6> icon indicates the Main Dial. : Warning to prevent shooting problems.**) Indicates the reference page number.

..........57 Continuous Shooting..............................................................................................................................................................................................28 Mounting and Detaching a Lens ......................48 Using the Self-timer...............................................................................................40 Full Auto Techniques .............................................................................................................................................44 Shooting Close-ups.................................3 Conventions Used in this Manual........................................................................................................................................................................45 Shooting Moving Subjects.........................................................................................................................................................................................37 3 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 39 4 Fully Automatic Shooting .....................................................................34 Menu Operations and Settings..........................................................................................................12 Quick Start Guide..........................................................................................................................................................................14 Nomenclature.......................................35 Before You Start..................................................................59 Setting the Image-Recording Quality .......................................................................................................................................4 Contents at a Glance ...............................................................................................................47 Disabling Flash.................54 Changing the AF Mode ..................................................................................................Contents Introduction Item Check List ..........................................30 How to Shoot.................................................................................................................................56 Selecting the AF Point............63 8 5 ..........60 Selecting a Picture Style ............................................................................................................8 Handling Precautions .......................................................42 Shooting Portraits.............................53 Using the Built-in Flash ...............................................................................................46 Shooting Portraits at Night ..................52 Changing the ISO Speed ..................................................................................................................................................31 Switching the LCD Monitor Screen ......................................................50 5 6 3 Advanced Shooting Techniques 51 7 Program AE.....49 Image Playback...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................43 Shooting Landscapes................24 Installing and Removing the Battery ..26 Installing and Removing the CF Card ..................................................................................16 1 1 Getting Started 23 2 Recharging the Battery .........................

.............................................. 107 Automatic Sensor Cleaning .......................................................... 94 Set the Auto Power-off Time .......................... 73 Setting Exposure Compensation .......................................................................................................... 84 FE Lock ............................................................................................................................................... 95 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness ........................................ 99 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.................................................................................................. 85 Setting the White Balance ......................................... 100 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .Contents 4 More Advanced Techniques 65 Action Shots ............................................................................. 96 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images............................................... 74 Auto Exposure Bracketing ..................................................................................................... 72 Changing the Metering Mode ................... 114 6 .................................................... 94 Setting the Image Review Time .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 66 Changing the Depth of Field............................................... 94 Silencing the Beeper ......................................................................................................... 95 File Numbering Method .............................................................................................................................. 101 Setting Custom Functions ............................................ 88 Preventing Camera Shake .......................... 71 Automatic Depth-of-Field AE .............. 112 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual” ................... 101 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer ................................................................................................. 90 5 Handy Features 93 Handy Features ......................... 94 CF Card Reminder ............................................................................ 86 White Balance Correction......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 98 Checking Camera Function Settings............................................. 111 Appending Dust Delete Data .................................................................................................................... 83 AE Lock ....................................................... 68 Manual Exposure ...... 76 Customizing the Picture Style........ 81 Setting the Color Space ................................................................................... 78 Defining a New Picture Style .............................

.............................................................................................................................................................................149 3 4 8 Reference 151 5 External Speedlites ................................................124 1 2 7 Printing Images 127 Preparing to Print .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................161 Error Codes.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................154 Replacing the Date/Time Battery .......................................................118 Rotating the Image...........................................................160 Troubleshooting Guide.......................................................................................................................156 Function Availability Table ................121 Protecting Images .............................................166 Index ............................................155 Menu Settings ....................................152 Wireless Remote Control ......................................................................................142 Easy Printing .................................................158 When Autofocus Fails ...................139 Trimming the Image ..............................................................................................................................................119 Auto Playback .....................................................................................................................................................................................164 Specifications ..............................................................................Contents 6 Image Management 115 Searching for Images Quickly ..................................................................153 Using a Household Power Outlet ....................................................176 6 7 8 7 .......................................163 System Map .122 Erasing Images ............................................144 Direct Printing with DPOF ...................129 Printing with PictBridge ................................................120 Displaying the Images on TV .................................................................116 Magnified View.......143 Print Ordering........................................132 Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................123 Shooting Information Display .......................

54 (Flash photography) p. 59 (i Continuous shooting) p.40.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.60 (73.43.66 (s Shutter-priority AE) Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus p. 83.71 (Bulb exposure) Photograph fireworks at night Image Quality Change the image effects p.39 . 46.68 (f Aperture-priority AE) Adjust the image brightness (exposure) p.74 (Exposure compensation) Shoot under low light Shoot without flash p.60 (76.48 (Basic Zone modes) p.64 (Monochrome) Make a large size print of the picture Take many pictures Take black-and-white or sepia photos 8 .49 (j Self-timer) Take a picture of myself in a group Freeze the action Take a blurred action shot p. 86) p. 1) p.48 (7 Flash Off) p.63 (Selecting a Picture Style) p.

Focusing Change the point of focus Select the AF point quickly Shoot a moving subject p. 56 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly p.103 (C.123 (L Delete) p.Fn-1-4) p.50 (x Playback) p.127 (Direct printing) 9 .57 (S AF point selection) p.46.95 (LCD Brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.121 (Video OUT) p.122 (K Image protect) Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.116 (H Index display) Prevent important images from accidental deletion p.

heat generation. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. . or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. Also. power sources. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. smoke. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. and clothing. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. . follow the safeguards below: . etc.Do not short-circuit. When using flash to photograph an infant. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. accessories.40°C (32°F . and accessories not specified in this booklet. and explosions.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. See a physician immediately. keep at least 1 meter away. consult a physician immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process. It may impair the person’s vision.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. or emits smoke or fumes. This is to prevent electrical shock. skin.Do not use any batteries. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. deforms. and material damage. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. . death. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It can cause blindness or skin problems. do not exceed the recharging time. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. 10 . It may cause an accident. or clothing. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. disassemble. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. . skin. and fire. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. • If excessive heat. remove it immediately. • During the recharging. If a child swallows the battery.104°F).Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C .Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. changes color. connecting cables. chemical leakage. excessive heat.

• Do not use paint thinner. Otherwise. . Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. check if it is allowed. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. . 11 . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. . High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. If the surrounding is dusty. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. . Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. cut. benzene.Do not scratch. Doing so may cause injury.When unplugging a power plug. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. or oily. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. humid. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. follow the safeguards below: . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Always insert the power plug all the way in. Also do not twist or tie the cords. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire.

remove the lens. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. wipe with a well-wrung wet cloth. dry. For stubborn dirt. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Even while the camera is in storage. CF card and battery from the camera. test all its functions before using the camera. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If there is condensation. well-ventilated location. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. viewfinder. This is to avoid damaging the camera. To prevent condensation. reflex mirror. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. do not use the camera. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. 12 . and focusing screen. If condensation forms on the camera. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens.

Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not drop the CF card or subject it to vibration. dusty. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Do not bend the card or subject it to any excessive force or physical shock. CF Card The CF card is a precision device.01% or less pixels. Always store your CF cards in a case to protect the data stored on them. or magnet. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Do not leave the CF card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. Do not store or use the CF card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or humid locations. Doing so could damage the images recorded on them.. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Otherwise. Contacts 13 . attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. etc. this is only temporarily and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not store the CF card in hot. Lens Electrical Contacts After detaching the lens from the camera. Doing so can warp the cards and make them unusable. speakers. the images recorded on the CF card might be lost.99% effective pixels. are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images recorded. However. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Do not spill any liquid onto the CF card.

(p.31) The current camera settings appear on the LCD monitor.30) When attaching an EF-S lens. (p. align it with the white index on the camera. align it with the red index. (p. Set the power switch to <1>. For other lenses.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 For EF-S lens For EF l ens Insert the battery.28) Face the label side toward you and insert the end with the small holes into the camera. (p. .26) To recharge the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.30) Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card. (p. Attach the lens. see page 24.

Quick Start Guide

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Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). (p.40)
All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.

Focus the subject. (p.33)
Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. Press the shutter button halfway, and the camera will focus the subject.

Take the picture. (p.33) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Review the picture on the LCD monitor. (p.94)
The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor.

The camera setting display on the LCD monitor turns off automatically when you put your eye near the eyepiece. To view images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.50). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.123).

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Nomenclature
The parts indicated in bold are used up to the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.31) Power lamp (p.31) Flash-sync contacts <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.33) Hot shoe (p.152) <V> Focal plane mark (p.45) Strap mount (p.22) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.54/104) EF Lens mount index (p.30) EF-S Lens mount index (p.30)

Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.55/49) Remote control sensor (p.153) Grip Mirror (p.91,114) Contacts (p.13) Lens mount

<D> Flash button (p.54) Terminal cover Lens release button (p.30)

Depth-of-field preview button (p.70) Lens lock pin

EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens
Focusing ring (p.58) Hood EW-60C (optional) mount Zoom ring Video OUT terminal (p.121) Remote control terminal (p.90) 58 mm filter thread (front of lens) Digital terminal (p.107,130) Focus mode switch (p.30) Lens mount index (p.30) Contacts (p.13)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.153) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.101) <l> Print/Share button (p.108/143) <B> Camera setting display on/off/ Info/Trimming orientation button (p.34,99/50,124/142) <M> Menu button (p.35) <C> Jump button (p.117) <x> Playback button (p.50) <L> Erase button (p.123) LCD monitor (p.34) <i/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.49,59) Tripod socket Access lamp (p.29) Cross keys (p.35) <WZ> ISO speed set button (p.53) <XB> White balance selection button (p.86) <Yq> <ZE> Metering mode selection button (p.73) AF mode selection button (p.56) CF card slot (p.28)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.31) <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button (p.71/74) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.84/85/116/118,142) <S/u> AF point selection/ Enlarge button (p.57/118,142)

CF card slot cover (p.28)

DC cord hole (p.154) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <0> Setting button/<A> Picture Style selection button (p.35/63)

CF card eject button (p.28)

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Nomenclature Camera Setting Display Shutter speed Shooting mode White balance Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom White balance correction Custom Function White balance bracketing Image-recording quality 73 Large/Fine 83 Large/Normal 74 Medium/Fine 84 Medium/Normal 76 Small/Fine 86 Small/Normal 731 RAW+Large/Fine 1 RAW Metering mode q Evaluative metering w Partial metering e Center-weighted average metering Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Aperture AEB ISO speed Flash exposure compensation Drive mode u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control Red-eye reduction Beeper Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Monochrome shooting AF mode X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing AF point selection Battery check zxcn The display will show only the settings currently applicable. 18 .

19 .Nomenclature Viewfinder Information AF point display indicator < > Focusing screen AF points <A> AE lock AEB in-progress <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/FEB in-progress <o> Focus confirmation light Max. Burst <2> White balance correction Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator <y> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (DbuSY) Aperture CF card full warning (FuLL CF) CF card error warning (Err CF) No CF card warning (no CF) The display will show only the settings currently applicable.

1: Full Auto (p.52) : Shutter-priority AE (p.46) 6 : Night Portrait (p.66) : Aperture-priority AE (p.68) : Manual exposure (p.71) 8 : Automatic Depth-of-field AE (p.72) Full Auto Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. d s f a : Program AE (p.43) 3: Landscape (p.45) 5: Sports (p. Creative Zone These modes give you more control over the result.47) 7: Flash Off (p.40) Image Zone 2 : Portrait (p.Nomenclature Mode Dial The Mode Dial has the Basic Zone modes and Creative Zone modes.44) 4 : Close-up (p.48) 20 . Fully automatic shooting for specific kinds of subjects.

1 V DC) shown on the system map (p. 21 . 50/60 Hz.Nomenclature Battery Charger CB-2LW Power plug Battery pack slot index Recharge lamp Battery pack slot This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. overheating.8-8. Using such incompatible adapters may result in fire. rated output: 7.164). or electrical shock. Battery Charger CB-2LWE Battery pack slot Recharge lamp Power cord Power cord socket Do not use any AC adapters or compact power adapters other than the ones (rated input: 100-240 V AC.

(p.153) Eyepiece cover Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. 22 . Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Corporation in the United States and other countries. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.0 and Exif 2.21 (also called “Exif Print”).

1 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preliminary steps and basic camera operations.

Insert the prongs into a power outlet. Recharging starts automatically and the recharge lamp turns orange. battery. slide it in the direction of the arrow. Battery pack slot index CB-2LW 3 For CB-2LWprongs and recharge Flip out the the battery. CB-2LWE For CB-2LWE Connect the power cord and recharge the battery. 24 . As shown by the arrow. 2 Attach the battery’s front edge with the Align the battery charger’s index line. When the battery is fully recharged. the recharge lamp will turn green. While pressing down the battery. To detach the battery. Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.Recharging the Battery 1 Remove the cover. flip out the battery charger’s prongs. follow the above procedure in reverse. It takes about 90 minutes to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery.

If the shape of the prongs is different. If the battery is exhausted. Do not recharge the battery for longer than 24 hours (to avoid degrading the battery performance).104°F. 25 . When not using the camera. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. An unused charged battery will still gradually lose its power over time. After recharging the battery. remove the battery. Do not use the battery charger to recharge any battery other than Battery Pack NB-2LH. replace the battery. If the battery has been recharged. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. a small amount of power current is released. attach the cover so that the battery-shaped hole < > is aligned over the blue seal on the battery. purchase a plug adapter for that country. Use the battery in an ambient temperature range of 0°C . detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet.Recharging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Using it with a nonCanon battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.40°C / 32°F . Battery Pack NB-2LH is dedicated to Canon only. an ambient temperature of 10°C . To attain best battery performance. Store the battery with the cover attached. Doing so can damage the battery charger. battery performance and operation time may temporarily decrease. In cold locations such as snowy areas.86°F is recommended. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz power source. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s power level.30°C / 50°F . If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. attach the cover in the opposite orientation. Do not attach any voltage transformer to the battery charger. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. You can attach the cover in a different orientation to indicate whether the battery has been recharged or not. Replace the battery with a new one.

Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing the Battery

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Open the battery compartment cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

2 Insert the battery. the battery Insert the end with
contacts. Insert the battery until it locks in place.

3 Close the cover.until it snaps shut. Press the cover

Checking the Battery Level
When the power switch is set to <1> (p.31), the battery level will be displayed: z : Battery level OK. x : Battery level is slightly down, but adequate power remains. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. n : Battery must be recharged.

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Installing and Removing the Battery

Battery Life
Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F No Flash 500 370

[Approx. number of shots]

Shooting Conditions 50% Flash Use 360 280

The figures above are based on a fully-charged NB-2LH and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing criteria. The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions. Pressing the shutter button halfway for long periods or operating only the autofocus can also reduce the number of possible shots. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Using certain lenses can reduce the number of possible shots.

Removing the Battery

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Open the battery compartment cover.
Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

2 Remove the battery. lever as shown Slide the battery lock
by the arrow and remove the battery. To prevent shorting, be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery.

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Installing and Removing the CF Card
The captured image is recorded onto the CF card (optional). Although the thickness is different between the Type I and Type II CF cards, either one can be inserted into the camera. The camera is also compatible with Microdrive (hard disk-type) and CF cards with 2 GB or higher capacity.

Installing the Card

1
Label side

Open the cover.
Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.

the CF 2 Insertshown incard. As the illustration, face
the label side toward you and insert the end with the small holes into the camera. Inserting the CF card in the wrong way may damage the camera. The CF card eject button will stick up.

CF card eject button

3 Close the cover.and slide it in the Close the cover
direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. When you set the power switch to <1>, the number of remaining shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
Shots remaining The shots remaining depends on the remaining capacity of the CF card, image recording quality, ISO speed, etc.

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96) If a CF card-related error is displayed. 2 Removethe CF card eject button. · Shaking or banging the camera around. then open the cover. see page 38. or erased on the CF card. the CF card. · Removing the battery. On the menu. Close the cover. Make sure the access lamp is off. It may also damage the CF card or camera. hard disk-type memory cards are more vulnerable to vibration and physical shock. written. Doing so may damage the image data. if you set [z Shoot w/o card] to [Off]. · Opening the CF card slot cover. Set the power switch to <2>. do not do any of the following. Press The CF card will come out. read. be careful not to subject the camera to vibration or physical shock especially while recording or displaying images. the image number might not start from 0001. (p.. Check that “Recording. A blinking access lamp indicates that data is being transferred. (p. If the CF card already contains recorded images. it will prevent shooting without a CF card.94) 29 .” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If you use a such a card..Installing and Removing the CF Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. Compared to CF cards.

set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). autofocus will not operate. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. EF lens mount index lens. 30 . 4 Remove the front lens cap. lens. align the lens with the red EF lens mount index. turn the lens as shown by the arrow. take care to prevent dust from entering the camera through the lens mount. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). then detach it. 2 Attach theEF-S lens with the camera’s Align the white EF-S lens mount index and turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it clicks in place.Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens 1 EF-S lens mount index Remove the caps. Turn the lens until it stops. When attaching a lens other than an EF-S lens. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow. When attaching or detaching the lens.

95) If you set the power switch to <2> while the image is being recorded to the CF card..] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the CF card finishes recording the image.. just press the shutter button. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. (p. optional) is recommended. When the power switch is turned on or off. Adjusting the Viewfinder Image By adjusting the viewfinder to suit your eyesight. To turn on the camera again. <1> : The power lamp lights. Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Turn the knob left or right so that the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. you can see a sharp viewfinder image even without eyeglasses. the < > icon is displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate that self-cleaning sensor system is operating. 31 . <2>: The camera is off and does not operate. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. Set to this position when not using the camera.How to Shoot Power Switch The camera can operate only after the power switch is turned on. [Recording . You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [c Auto power off] setting. and the camera turns on. To save battery power. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.

How to Shoot Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Put your eye over the viewfinder as close as possible (the LCD monitor turns off). 3. Put one foot slightly forward to further steady your body. Press the shutter button lightly with your index finger on your right hand. 32 . hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Hold the bottom of the lens barrel with your left hand. 5. Press your arms and elbows toward the front of your body. Hold the camera grip with your right hand. Steadying the Camera 4. 2. * The LCD monitor cannot be used as a viewfinder for shooting. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting Holding the Camera 1. 6.

How to Shoot

Shutter Button
The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.

Pressing halfway
This activates autofocusing (AF) and automatic exposure (AE) that sets the shutter speed and aperture. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder. (0)

Pressing completely
This releases the shutter and takes the picture.

Preventing Camera Shake Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. To prevent camera shake, note the following: · Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. · Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus, then press the shutter button completely.

If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. No matter what state the camera is in (image playback, menu operation, image recording, etc.), you can return to shooting instantly just by pressing the shutter button halfway (except during direct printing and while the direct image transfer screen is displayed).

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Switching the LCD Monitor Screen
The LCD monitor can display the camera settings screen, menu screen, image, etc.

Camera Settings
Displayed when the camera is turned on. When your eye goes to the viewfinder eyepiece, the display-off sensor turns off the LCD monitor automatically. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below, you can instantly return to the camera settings screen (shown on the left) by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off.
If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses, the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. In such a case, press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If a fluorescent light is nearby, the LCD monitor might turn off. If this happens, take the camera away from the fluorescent light.

Menu Screen

Captured Image

Appears when you press the <M> button. Press the button again to display the camera settings.

Displays when you press the <x> button. Press the button again to display the camera settings.

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Menu Operations and Settings
By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the image recording quality, the date/time, LCD monitor brightness, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button, <S> cross keys, and <0> button on the camera back.

<M> button <C> button LCD monitor

<0> button <S> Cross keys

Shooting 2 menu* Shooting 1 menu Tab

Playback menu Set-up 1 menu Set-up 2 menu

Menu items

Menu settings

* The [m] tab is not displayed in Basic Zone shooting modes such as Full Auto. Icon Color Red Blue Yellow Category Description

z/m x c/b

Shooting menu Shooting-related menu Playback menu Image playback-related menu Set-up menu Camera’s basic function settings

To change the menu tab, press the <C> button. When a Basic Zone mode is set, there are menu items which will not be displayed. You can also use the <6> dial to select menu items or playback images. A list of menu functions is on page 156.

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key to Press the <V> or <U> select the setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 3 Select athe <V> key to select the Press menu item. then press <0>. <0> to menu. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. you can also press the <U> key to select a tab.Menu Operations and Settings Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 2 Select athe <C> button to select a Press menu tab. menu item. 36 . tab. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 5 SetPress desiredset it. 4 Select the menu setting. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return to Press the camera setting display. If the tabs are highlighted.) the setting.

37 . then press <0>.Before You Start 3 Choose the Interface Language 1 Select [Language]. Press the <V> key to select the correct numeral. The Language screen will appear. If necessary.to select the the <U> key date or time number. select [Date/ Time]. Under the [b] tab. select [Language]. the the <S> key to select desired language. the 2 SetPress date and time. the 2 SetPress desired language. It is important to set the correct date/time because it will be recorded together with each captured image. The language will change. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Date and Time Check if the camera’s date and time are set correctly. 1 Select [Date/Time]. then press <0>. set the correct date and time. The Date/Time screen will appear. Press <0> to confirm the date/time and return to the menu. Under the [c] tab.

format the card with this camera. 38 . Or. transfer all the images and then format the card. If a CF card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. The confirmation dialog will appear. transfer the recorded data to a personal computer before formatting the card. Select [OK]. The card may then return to normal.Before You Start 3 Formatting the CF Card For a new CF card or a CF card previously formatted by another camera or personal computer. then press <0>. Keep this in mind when giving the memory card to another person or discarding it. When the formatting is completed. 2 Format the CF card. <0>. Even protected images will be erased. The actual data is not completely erased. If the error persists. 1 Select [Format]. then press The CF card will be formatted (initialized). the menu will reappear. use a different CF card. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. if you can transfer all the images in the CF card to a personal computer. there is a problem with the CF card. Remove and reinstall the CF card. destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being stolen. If necessary. When the card is formatted. only the file management information is changed. Formatting a CF card will erase everything in the card. The CF card’s capacity displayed on the card format screen may be lower than the capacity indicated on the card. Under the [c] tab. select [Format]. When discarding the card.

Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. With the Basic Zone modes. camera settings cannot be changed in the Basic Zone modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. 2 Full Auto Ba s ic Zone 39 . The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically. Also.

halfway.1 Fully Automatic Shooting AF point 1 Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 3 Focus the subject. If necessary. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. If the built-in flash has popped up. Focus confirmation light picture. At the same time. on the LCD monitor. the built-in flash will popup automatically. and focus will generally be achieved at the AF point covering the closest object. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. push it back down with your fingers. All the AF points will operate. and Press the shutter button the lens will move to focus. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 40 . Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier.

the camera does not focus. (p. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus). Although it is daylight. Set the focus mode switch to <AF>. For a backlit subject. the flash popped up. When I focus the subject and then zoom up and take the picture. As long as the AF point covering the desired subject flashes.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. Although flash was used. It is effective up to approx. you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. The beeper continues to beep softly. 41 . the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. To assist the autofocusing. If you want to zoom. the flash may pop up to help reduce harsh shadows on the subject. This is called AF-assist beam.4 feet from the camera. pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes. move away and try again. If a hood (optional) has been attached to the lens. The subject should be within 5 meters/16. remove it before taking the flash picture. you can take the picture. the focus looks soft.) While the beeper is beeping. and a shadow was created by the lens. The subject was too far away. (The focus confirmation light <o> also does not light. When flash was used. the picture came out dark.1 Fully Automatic Shooting FAQ The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light. then press the shutter button halfway.1 feet away.160) If you are too close to the subject. In low light.3 feet away from the camera. The subject was too close to the camera. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. do it before focusing. 4 meters/13. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3. Aim the AF point over a part having good contrast between light and dark. Pressing the shutter button halfway will not focus the subject.

press the shutter button completely. the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture. the AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. 42 . position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective.1 Full Auto Techniques Recomposing the Shot Depending on the scene. if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode. This is called focus lock. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway. the focus will be locked. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5>). while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Shooting a Moving Subject In the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

If you have a zoom lens. 3 shots/sec. you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. the better. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically. the more blurred the background will look. use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain. (Approx. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red. Shooting Tips The further the distance between the subject and background.) If necessary. The further the distance between the subject and background.2 Shooting Portraits The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. Use a telephoto lens. Move in closer if necessary. dark background. 43 . It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode. If you hold down the shutter button. Focus the face.

Since the built-in flash will be disabled. use the wide-angle end. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharp than with <1> (Full Auto).47) 44 . Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens.3 Shooting Landscapes Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery. set the Mode Dial to <6> and use a tripod. night scenes. This will have objects near and far in focus. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. this mode is also good for night scenes. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene. It also adds breadth to landscapes. (p. better than at the telephoto end. For night scenes. Shooting night scenes. When using a zoom lens. and to have everything in focus from near to far.

28m/0.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Some lenses have indications such as <40. To make small things appear much larger. Under low light. etc.9ft>. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. use the telephoto end. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you are too close to the subject. 45 .. use a macro lens (optional). If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark (due to the lens barrel obstructing the flash). Move to the subject as close as possible. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. stand out better. the built-in flash will fire. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. A simple background makes the flower. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. move away from the subject. If you have a zoom lens. With a zoom lens.

If focus cannot be achieved. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Use the center AF point to focus. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. 3 shots per sec. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. press the shutter button completely. use the <5> (Sports) mode. approx. During autofocusing.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject whether it be a child running or an auto race. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. While holding down the shutter button. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. 46 . continuous shooting (max. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the lower left will blink. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Hold the camera steady and shoot.

use a tripod to prevent camera shake. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. For night scenes. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. the self-timer lamp will flash after the picture is taken.4 feet from the camera. set it to the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). 47 .4 feet from the camera. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. If you use a zoom lens.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. If the self-timer is also used. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Under low light.

If the person moves during the exposure.7 Disabling Flash In places where flash photography is prohibited. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. 48 . Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. the person must not move until the picture is taken. Under low light. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to obtain the candlelight effect. Taking portraits without flash. Shooting Tips If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks. he or she might look blurred in the picture. If you have a zoom lens. take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. use the wide-angle end to reduce blur due to camera shake.

Use a tripod when you use the self-timer. Cancelling the self-timer Press the <iQ> button and press the <U> key to select a mode other than <Q>. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. During the self-timer operation. Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. 2 Select <Q>.j Using the Self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. press the <iQ> button. 49 . the beeping will be faster and the selftimer lamp will stay on. and the shot will be taken about 10 sec. the LCD monitor counts down the seconds until the picture is taken. Two seconds before the picture is taken. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. key to select <Q>. 3 Take thethe subject and press the Focus shutter button completely. Doing so will throw off the focus. the self-timer lamp will blink. later. The beeper will sound. The self-timer can be used in any shooting mode.42) for an object at about the same distance as where you will be. use focus lock (p. 1 Press the <iQ> button. Press the <U> picture.

2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. the last captured image will be displayed. 3 Exit the the <x> button to return to Press the camera setting display. press the <Z> key. 1 Playback the image. image. When you press the <x> button. 50 . press the <Y> key. Press the <B> button to switch the display format. see pages 124.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. image playback. see page 115. Single image display (with basic info) Shooting information display Single image display (no shooting info) * For more details on shooting information. 125. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. For more details on image playback methods.

the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain the standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed to prevent spoiled shots. 3 51 .Advanced Shooting Techniques In the Basic Zone modes. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 158. you can set various functions and be more creative. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.

(Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. The darker it is.). picture.6 is 80 so the reciprocal of 1/ 80) is the minimum shutter speed required to prevent camera shake. If the shutter speed is slower than this.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. 52 . the exposure setting will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.6 (For example. if the shutter speed is slower (lower number) than the reciprocal of the lens focal length multiplied by 1.54). the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. the bottom of the viewfinder will display the shutter speed from 30" to 4000 (30 . 2 Take thethe subject and press the Focus shutter button completely.53) or use the flash (p. As a general rule. as shown in the figure. decrease the ISO speed.53) or use flash (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). A slower shutter speed is more likely to result in camera shake. if the lens focal length is 55mm. on the LCD monitor. either increase the ISO speed (p. In bright light. In very low light or very bright light. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. This is called Program AE. Shooting Tips Check the shutter speed in the viewfinder. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec.1/ 4000 sec. In low light. the lower the number (slower shutter speed) will be.54). 55 x 1. The program can be shifted. either increase the ISO speed (p.

Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (imaging sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.400 to match the respective light level. then press the shutter button halfway. high ISO speeds. a faster shutter speed can be used and camera shake will be less prone to occur. The flash range will also be longer. 1 Press the <WZ> button. [ISO speed] will appear. evening Night or dark indoors See page 54 Flash Range Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in slightly grainy images. High temperatures. In the Basic Zone modes. 2 Select the ISO speed. select the Press the <S> key to desired ISO speed. camera shake is less prone to occur than with the Basic Zone modes. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100/200 400/800 1600 Normal (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies. 53 . the ISO speed will be set automatically within ISO 100 . For example. when you increase the ISO speed (higher number) for low light. The effective range of the flash will also increase. or long exposures may cause irregular colors in the image. With ISO 800 or 1600.

6 / 3.2 / 3.3 . 1 Press the <D> button.3 .48. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.15. You can then use flash again.3.5 1 . When focus is achieved and you press the shutter button completely.3 .4.10. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.3 .6.34.10.9 1 .1 1 .3 / 3.7 1 . While the flash is recycling. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.7 / 3.9 / 3.2 1 .24.3 .1 1 .8 1 .3 .3 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.3 .3 / 3.30.5 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.30.6 / 3.5 If you shoot 20 images with flash at short intervals.5 / 3.7. 3 Effective Flash Range ISO speed 100 200 400 800 1600 Take the picture.6 II EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.3 / 3.9.3 / 3.3 .5-5. .3 / 3. just pop-up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. button halfway.6 IS USM Wide angle: 18mm Telephoto: 55mm Wide angle: 17mm Telephoto: 85mm 1 .3 1 .3 / 3.3 . low light. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.1 1 .2.9.3 . in meters / feet] EF-S18-55mm f/3. the flash might stop operating. In the <d> mode.4.3.3 / 3.21.3.3.4 1 .7 1 .9. If you press the shutter button halfway and “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder (and [BUSYD] on the LCD monitor).5 / 3. In Creative Zone modes. 54 .3 .13.1 1 .21.14.8 1 .5 1 .7.5.12. [Approx.Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.3 .3 .8 1 .42.0 / 3.6 / 3.4.3 .4 / 3.6. wait until the display turns off. This is to protect the flash unit.7.7 1 .3 .10.21.3 .6 / 3.10.3 . or backlit conditions.1/200 sec.17.30.6.6 / 3.3 / 3.3 .2.15.4 1 .3 .3 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.15.

the picture will be taken. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks in bright light. select [Red-eye On/Off] and press <0>. the bottom portion of the picture might turn out dark. Hold the camera as still as possible or use a tripod. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. increase the ISO speed. when the room is well lit. A higher ISO speed increases the effective range or distance of the flash. Shooting without the built-in flash. the viewfinder display on the bottom right will gradually turn off. If the lens hood (optional) is attached or if you are too close to the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). decrease the ISO speed. decrease the ISO speed. Red-eye reduction can be set in any shooting mode except <3> <7> <5>. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies from subject to subject. Then when you press the shutter button completely. 55 . take the picture after this display turns off. Under the [z] tab.Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. then press <0>. Shooting under low light can cause blur due to camera shake. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. For important shots. When you press the shutter button halfway. For best results. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. When you press the shutter button halfway. In bright light. and when you go closer to the subject.3 feet away from the subject. Set it to [On].

3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. You can then recompose the shot if desired. AI Focus AF This is for subjects moving unpredictably. such as animals. When you press the shutter button halfway. 56 . While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the camera switches to AI Servo AF and focuses continuously. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. AI Servo AF Geared for sports photography and other moving subjects. Selecting the Best AF Mode One-Shot AF Ideal for still subjects and snapshots. When you press the shutter button halfway. * AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. the subject. 1 Press the <ZAF> button. Then if the subject starts to move. the focus and exposure setting will be adjusted continuously. animals. 2 Select the AF mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can change the AF mode to suit different subjects such as group photos. the focus will be locked. the camera will focus only once. and sports. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. [AF mode] will appear. the camera will focus in the same way as One-Shot AF.

the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. the camera sometimes may not the focus the subject you want. When all AF points light up. 2 Select the AF point.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. Therefore. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. <s>. (9) The selected AF point is indicated on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Generally. automatic AF point selection will be set. While looking at the viewfinder. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. and <a> modes. the subject. With the <d> (Program AE). you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 57 . 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. all the AF points are active.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Image Zone modes. 1 Press the <S> button. <f>.

<MF> stands for Manual Focus. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. First use the center AF point to focus. select and use the center AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. with a fast lens from f/1. If you focus the eyes first. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. high-precision focusing takes effect with the center AF point. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. The center AF point focuses the best among the nine AF points. Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Also. If it is difficult to focus. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. 2 Focus the subject. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. <AF> stands for Auto Focus. the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.8. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. 58 .0 to f/2.

In the AI Servo AF mode. 1 Press the <iQ> button. Flash can also be used.i Continuous ShootingN Up to about 3 shots per sec. Since the flash will require recharging time. This is effective for shooting your child running toward you and capturing the different facial expressions. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway and “buSY” is not displayed. This indicates that the camera’s buffer memory is full and shooting cannot continue. key to select <i>. wait a few seconds before resuming. Still subjects: When One-Shot AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 59 . 2 Select <i>. can be taken. you can start shooting again. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. If “buSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. Press the <U> Take the picture. 3 The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode to match the subject. Moving subject: When AI Servo AF is set.

Also see “Guide to Imagerecording Quality Settings” below and “FAQ” on the next page. Note that the recording quality will also affect the number of shots the CF card can record. The figures (**** x ****) displayed on the upper right is the actual pixel count (horizontal x vertical) for the respective quality setting. 14. Select the recording quality while thinking about the capacity of the CF card to be used. * Applies to a 512MB CF card. 2. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Medium quality Low quality High quality Pixels Approx.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality Set the recording quality to suit the intended image size for printing.0in.1 million Possible Shots 128 248 215 409 374 708 48 26 Paper size A3 (42x29.1 million Approx.5x11.7cm/7.7cm/16.7x8.8x3. Select the image-recording quality.3 million Approx.9in.) 76 86 73 83 1 74 1+73 84 17. then press <0>. 5. the JPEG is used to record the image in all the recording-quality modes.8x12. select [Quality] and press <0>.3in.7x21cm/ 11. etc.7in. * Except for the 1 mode. 10.) A4 (29. [Quality] will be displayed.8x10cm/5. Under the [z] tab. Set it to the desired recording quality such as [73].5 million Approx. 60 .0x5. 10.

6. select 74. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. you might be able to take fewer shots than indicated. When do I use the 1 mode? RAW images require processing with your personal computer. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Or if you use a 256MB CF card to shoot 80 shots and want to print on A3-size or larger paper. How many shots can be taken continuously? (Maximum burst) 73: 27 shots. the image-recording quality other than 1 and 1+73 can be selected. For example. In other image-recording quality modes.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality FAQ What’s the difference between 3. 3: Large. but more images can be saved to the CF card. 1+73: 8 shots. the image quality will be slightly lower. and 6 indicate the image size. and 6: Small. 7. 7 (Fine) and 8 (Normal) indicate the image quality based on the data compression rate. 61 . 4. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. and 8? 3. 1: 10 shots. Note that this number will also be displayed even when no CF card is installed in the camera. If 8 is selected. For details. select the highest image quality 73. Or. How large is the file size of one image? See “File size” on page 166. the size of the paper for printing the image. Be careful not to shoot without a CF card in the camera. the maximum burst will be higher than 73. 4. Depending on the shooting conditions. select 83. Which recording quality is recommended? You have to take into consideration the capacity of the CF card. 4: Medium. Set the recording quality in both the Basic Zone and Creative Zone modes respectively. if you use a 512MB CF card to take 100 shots. the number normally indicated as “9” on the bottom right of the viewfinder will display a lower number. The 7 image has higher image quality. and the number of shots you plan to take. If it will be A4 size. The possible shots displayed is only an estimate. Can the image-recording quality also be selected in the Basic Zone modes? Yes. When the maximum burst is 8 or lower. What is the shooting capacity with CF cards other than 512MB? Format the CF card and check the number of possible shots on the LCD monitor.

you can change the white balance without degrading the image quality. You can distinguish between them with the image type or extension. 1 image 73 image 0001. you can use the software to change the Picture Styles (see next page) freely to create various versions of the same image: Landscape-type colors. The two images are saved to the CF card. RAW is effective when you want to create your own art or shoot an important subject. or even sepia toning.3 Setting the Image-Recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw data before it is made into a 73 and other images. monochrome.JPG 62 . About 1+73 1+73 records both a RAW image and JPEG image with a single shot. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with RAW. For example. Note that RAW images will not work with direct printing or DPOF. with a RAW image. The RAW image’s extension is “CR2”. you can view it as is on a personal computer without the bundled software or print it as is. if you took the picture with the wrong white balance (explained in Chapter 4). Since the 73 image is recorded as a processed image. and the 73 image’s extension is “JPG”. Also.CR2 0001. the two images are saved with the same file number in the same folder. With 1+73. Although RAW images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.

Effective for close-ups of women or children. The image looks slightly sharp and crisp. 1 Select [Picture Style]. you can adjust the skin tone. Effective for impressive landscapes. For natural colors and subdued images. Press <0> and [Picture Style] will appear. and very sharp and crisp images. Portrait For nice skin tones. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Neutral This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. picture. By changing the [Color tone] (p. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. you can obtain the desired image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and crisp. Picture Style Effects Standard The image looks vivid. 2 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.79). 63 . Press the <V> key to select the desired Picture Style. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. sharp. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.3 Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Landscape For vivid blues and greens.

3 Selecting a Picture StyleN Faithful This is for users who prefer to process images with their personal computer. 1-3 You can register your own Picture Style settings (p. User Def. <0> will appear on the LCD monitor. When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200K. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. etc. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled.81) for [Portrait]. the black-and-white photo cannot be reverted to color. The image is dull and subdued. When [Monochrome] is selected. Other than with RAW. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. Monochrome For black-and-white photos. 64 . [Landscape]. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.

Except for <8>.More Advanced Techniques This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 4 65 . all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter.

However. the desired shutter speed. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value. and “15"” is 15 sec. About the Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Frozen action Blurred action 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 66 .5 sec. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. “0"5” indicates 0. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. picture. Also.

the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the imaging sensor). Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/500 sec. Use a slow shutter speed such as 1/5 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If the exposure will be too bright. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. The flash sync speed can be set from 30 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. 67 . Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/60 sec. the highest aperture value will blink. If you use a telephoto lens. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. to 1/15 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. to 1/250 sec. the lowest aperture value will blink. to 1/4000 sec. If this happens. to 1/200 sec.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If this happens. If the exposure will be too dark. Using the Built-in Flash The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set automatically.

the desired aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. Blurred background Sharp foreground and background 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 2 SetThe higher the aperture value. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 68 . The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. the smaller the aperture opening will be.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. About the Aperture Display The larger the f/number. picture.

f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using a high aperture value. On the other hand. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture value or increase the ISO speed. If this happens. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. If the picture will be too dark. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.) shutter speed display will blink. the 4000 (1/4000 sec. the narrower the depth of field. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. but also the lens and subject distance. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field. In such cases. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the imaging sensor). If this happens. A higher aperture value will make the shutter speed slower. If the picture will be too bright. the 30" (30 sec. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. you need not set a high aperture value to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. And the closer the subject. Under low light. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture value or decrease the ISO speed.) shutter speed display will blink. 69 . If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range.

1/ 200 sec. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). . If you are handholding the camera. When you want to see the effect of the current depth of field. access the [b Custom Function (C. In low light.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash The flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. You can check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. speed in Av mode] (p. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. look at the viewfinder. to suit the scene’s brightness.104) and set it to [1/200sec. Using a tripod is recommended. The shutter speed will set automatically between 30 sec. Then turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture value and see how the depth of field changes. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. To prevent slow-speed sync. 70 . Depth-of-Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the current aperture setting. select the lowest aperture value and while holding down the depth-of-field preview button. (fixed)].

While you change the shutter speed and aperture. the exposure level mark will move. Exposure level mark Bulb Exposures In step 2. You can reduce this noise by setting the [b Custom Functions (C. noise reduction] (p. To set the aperture.103) to [Auto] or [On]. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. * <a> stands for Manual. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <a>. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. or from 30 sec. the elapsed exposure time will be displayed. With flash. You can decide which exposure level to set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. The flash sync speed can be set at bulb. etc. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. turn the <6> dial left to set <BULB>. It can be used to photograph fireworks. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. the image will look rough or grainy. To set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. to 1/200 sec. If you press the <B> button during the bulb exposure. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. 71 . A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.

3 Take the picture. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Decrease the ISO speed. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Flash can be used. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. the subject. Use a tripod. A slow shutter speed has been set. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway. FAQ The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. 72 . the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. I want to use flash. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too bright. The exposure is correct. (0) All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. it means that the subject is too dark. however. Increase the ISO speed. Either use a wide-angle lens or move further away from the subjects.

[Metering mode] will appear. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. e Center-weighted average metering This is for advanced users for obtaining the correct exposure for backlit subjects and other scenes using appropriate exposure compensation. 1 Press the <YQ> button. the Press the <U> key to select desired metering mode. the selected metering mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. This need not be changed unless you really want to. evaluative metering is set. 2 Select the metering mode.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode is the method of measuring the brightness of the subject. In the Basic Zone modes. The gray area in the left figure is where the metering is weighted to obtain the standard exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. 73 . w Partial metering This is effective for backlit subjects when the light surrounding the subject is strong. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.

hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. To obtain the desired color shade. set the exposure compensation and take the picture again. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.Setting Exposure CompensationN When you photograph a white or black subject (such as clothing). the white might turn out darker and the black might look lighter. After taking the picture. You can also set the exposure compensation to create bright or dark images as desired. Exposure is dark Exposure compensation made it brighter 74 . The exposure compensation setting will not be automatically canceled when you turn off the camera. reset the exposure compensation to zero. Making it brighter Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. This feature can be used in the Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Making it brighter Making it darker As shown in the figure. Setting exposure compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. After taking the picture. Making it darker Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left.

Under the [m] tab. To make the flash exposure brighter. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites. After taking the picture. A bright flash exposure Flash exposure compensation making it darker When you set flash exposure compensation with an external Speedlite. press the <Z> key. the <y> icon on the LCD monitor will change to <C>. 2 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. 1 Select [Flash exp comp]. Or to make it darker. do step 2 to reset the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. 75 . select [Flash exp comp]. the <y> icon and flash exposure compensation amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor and the <y> icon will appear in the viewfinder. The flash exposure compensation amount will not be displayed. When you press the shutter button halfway. press the <Y> key. press <0>. then press <0>.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the main subject does not come out as desired. After setting the flash exposure compensation amount.

then press <0>. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). You can then choose the best exposure. and increased exposure. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard. then press <0>. select [AEB]. decreased. the 2 SetPress AEB amount. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. 76 . Under the [m] tab. Standard exposure Making it darker (Decreased exposure) Making it brighter (Increased exposure) 1 AEB amount Select [AEB].3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots as shown below. the <h> icon and AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. to set the AEB the <U> key amount. picture.

Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. decreased. and increased exposure. replace the battery.59) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. or replace the CF card. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. 77 . and increased exposure. AEB will also be canceled automatically if you set the power switch to <2>. AEB cannot be used with flash. change lenses. Using AEB with the self-timer or remote control. obtain flash-ready. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Using AEB with exposure compensation. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to set the AEB amount to < >. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously. With the self-timer or remote control. Based on the exposure compensation amount. decreased. If <i> (p. the shots can be bracketed with decreased and increased exposures.

The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameter.to adjust the Press the <U> key parameter as desired. screen will appear. The Detail set.to select the Press the <V> key parameter such as [Sharpness]. take test shots. see page 80. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Style. 78 . To see the resulting effects. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. select [Picture Style]. 4 Adjust the parameter. then press Select the Picture the <C> button.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN You can customize the Picture Style by changing the individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome]. then press <0>. Any settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. 3 Select the parameter. 2 Select the Picture Style. Under the [m] tab. then press <0>.

the crisper the image will look. set it toward the F end. By selecting [Default set. follow step 2 to select the desired Picture Style and press the <M> button. The closer it is to G. To decrease the color saturation. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the E end. To make the skin tone redder. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make it sharper. The closer it is to F. To increase the color saturation.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN Parameters Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameters. the more saturated the colors will look. To make the skin tone less red. set it toward the plus end.]. 79 . set it toward the plus end. the lighter the colors will look. the blander the image will look. To make it less sharp. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. To apply the adjusted Picture Style. To decrease the contrast. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to G. Or follow step 1 on page 63 to select a Picture Style. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the minus end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to E. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G. To increase the contrast. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. The closer it is to H. the sharper the image will look. The closer it is to H.

Filter effect With a Filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. and the white clouds will look crisper. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Sample effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green] 80 . It can make the image look more impressive.3 Customizing the Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The blue sky will look quite dark. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Setting the [Contrast] to the plus side will make the filter effect more pronounced. The blue sky will look more natural. Toning effect By applying a toning effect. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast].

adjust its parameters as desired and register it in User Defined 1 to 3. press With [Picture <0>. Under the [m] tab. select it here. screen will appear. 1/2/3]. Style.key to select [User Press the <V> Def. If you have a Picture Style already set with the provided software. 3 Press <0>. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. then press the <C> button. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.3 Defining a New Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. Style] selected.]. You can also select a Picture Style already set with the provided software. 2 Select [User Def. select [Picture Style]. 81 . You can set and save up to three Picture Styles whose parameters such as sharpness and contrast can be adjusted as desired. The Detail set. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.

3 Defining a New Picture StyleN 5 Select the parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered in the [User Def. 1/ 2/3]. 1/2/3] will be displayed in blue. then press <0>. To apply the registered Picture Style. 82 . follow step 2 to select the desired [User Def.to select a Press the <V> key parameter such as [Sharpness]. 1/2/3]. For details. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. 1/2/3]. The base Picture Style will be displayed on the right of [User Def. 1/2/3] Picture Style and press the <M> button. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameters of the registered Picture Style. Or follow step 1 on page 63 to select [User Def. see “Customizing the Picture Style” on pages 78-80. 6 Adjust the parameter.to adjust the Press the <U> key parameter as desired.

select [Color space].0 (Exif 2. With this camera. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. sRGB is set automatically. Under the [m] tab. sRGB is recommended. 83 . This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].21). you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. then press <0>. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). the color space. About Adobe RGB This is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. Adobe RGB. In the Basic Zone modes.21). post-processing of the image with software will be required. Since the image will look very subdued with an sRGB personal computer environment and printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. For normal images. 1 Select [Color space].3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. The ICC profile is explained in the Software Instruction Manual (PDF). then [sRGB] press <0>. The ICC profile is not appended.

84 . Each time you press the <A> button.159). AE lock indicator and take picture. For details. The exposure setting will be displayed. 1 Focus the subject.A AE LockN Use AE lock when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting or when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area. This is called AE lock. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. then recompose and take the shot. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). it locks the current auto exposure setting. It is effective for backlit subjects. see “AE Lock” (p. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. Press the shutter button halfway. The AE lock effect will differ depending on the AF point and metering mode. button. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot.

The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. This feature also works with external EX-series Speedlites. The flash is fired to take the picture.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. 4 Take the the shot and press the shutter Frame button completely. In the viewfinder. picture. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. 2 Focus the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. 85 . Each time you press the <A> button. (8)subject Aim center over the where you want to lock the flash exposure. then press the <A> button. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. the <D> icon will blink. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. the <A> 3 Press the viewfinderbutton.

****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Normally. Focus manually and set the correct exposure for the white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white instead of having a color cast. [White appear. <Q> will be set automatically. 2 Press the <U> key to select the desired white balance setting. the <Q> (Auto) setting will set the correct white balance automatically. The “Approx. You can set any white balance. Select the white balance. then press the shutter button halfway. 86 . white object should fill the viewfinder center. In the Basic Zone modes. The plain. 1 Photograph a white object. If natural-looking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. <XB> 1 Press thebalance] will button.

then press the shutter button halfway.64). then press <0>. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.B: Setting the White BalanceN 2 Select [Custom WB]. WB]. data. then press <0>. Instead of a white object. Press the <XB> button.select [Custom Under the [m] tab. 4 Select the custom white balance. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. a correct white balance might not be obtained. it cannot be selected in step 3. The data will be imported and the message screen and menu will reappear. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 87 . Press the <U> key to select <O>. The SET screen will appear.

and G is green. the correction. Under the [m] tab. On the upper right. The color balance will shift in the respective direction. G1 During the white balance correction. B is for blue. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a color temperature conversion or color compensating filter. A is amber. 1 Select [WB SHIFT/BKT]. To cancel the white balance correction.” Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. 0.3 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. select [WB SHIFT/BKT]. Sample setting: A2. press the <S> key to move the “ ” mark to the center so that “SHIFT” indicates “0. then press <0>. (Mired: A measurement unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position.) 88 . One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. M is magenta. Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters will find this feature handy. “SHIFT” indicates the color balance bias and correction amount. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.

Turning the <6> dial to the right sets the B/A bracketing. magenta bias. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.3 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and amber bias. the CF card will take longer to record the shot. On the right side of the screen. when you turn the <6> dial. blue bias. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence Correct white balance. Set the white balance bracketing amount. In step 2 for white balance correction. the maximum burst will be fewer during continuous shooting. 89 . and green bias. The number of possible shots will also decrease to about one-third the normal number. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Since three images are recorded for one shot. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. “BKT” indicates the bracketing direction and the bracketing amount is also displayed. This is called white balance bracketing. To cancel the bracketing. With white balance bracketing set. white balance bracketing cannot be used. Based on the white balance mode’s standard color temperature. correct white balance. Or. set “BKT” to “±0” (“ ” to “ ” (1 point)). If the image-recording quality is set to RAW or RAW+73. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously.

It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. do it carefully without shaking the camera. Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 Remote controller to shoot wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. Preventing camera shake while you press the shutter button on a tripod-mounted camera is explained below.Preventing Camera Shake To prevent camera shake. (p. Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote switch with a 60 cm/2. using a tripod is effective.0 feet cord for pressing the shutter button halfway or fully.4 feet from the camera. delay. and the RC-5 trips the shutter after a 2-sec. RC-1 RC-5 90 . When pressing the shutter button. Using Remote Control to Shoot Using Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (both optional) can prevent camera shake and enable remote shooting.153) The RC-1 can trip the shutter immediately or after a 2sec. delay.

If you let go of the shutter button during the 2-sec. and after 30 seconds. With RC-1. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. it will go back down automatically. using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups.Preventing Camera Shake Mirror Lockup Although remote control shooting can prevent camera shake. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake.105) to [1:Enable]. later. the mirror locks up. hold down the shutter button until you want to end the exposure. The sun’s heat can scorch and damage the shutter curtains. then shoot. 91 . If <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. delay. Remote control shooting Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. single shooting will still take effect. For bulb exposures. pressing the transmit button locks up the mirror before the shot is taken 2 sec. With Remote Controller RC-5. With the self-timer.Fn)] and setting [Mirror lockup] (p. then the picture is taken 2 sec. set it to 2-sec. The mirror locks up. When you press the shutter button completely. the picture can be taken after a 2-sec. delay. there will be a shutterrelease sound. The reflex mirror will then go back down. This is not the actual shutter release (no picture is taken). Shooting Tips Do not point the camera toward the sun. self-timer countdown. Mirror lockup is enabled by accessing [b Custom Function (C. later. Then press the shutter button completely again to take the picture. Press the shutter button completely to lockup the reflex mirror.

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It also teaches how to customize camera functions to suit your preferences.Handy Features This chapter introduces convenient everyday features such as silencing the beeper and preventing shooting without a CF card installed. and prevent dust from appearing on your images. 5 93 . transfer images directly to a personal computer.

the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. 94 . and you cannot release the shutter. 3 CF Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no CF card in the camera. If [Off] is set. select [Review time]. Under the [x] tab. If there is no CF card installed and you press the shutter button. Select [Off]. If [Hold] is set. Set the time. then press <0>. the image review will not be displayed. press the shutter button. then press <0>. or do any camera operation.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture can be set. Select [Off]. The LCD monitor display will turn off if you put your eye near the viewfinder. Under the [z] tab. select [Beep]. then press <0>. Under the [z] tab. then press <0>. select [Shoot w/o card]. then press <0>. “no CF” will be displayed in the viewfinder.

When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. 95 . you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button. Also. To turn on the LCD monitor again. <B>. When checking the exposure of an image.Handy Features 3 Set the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. With the adjustment screen displayed. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. Under the [c] tab. Set the time. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set. select [Auto power off]. Under the [c] tab. setting the LCD monitor brightness at the center of the adjustment scale is recommended.. press the <B> button. then press <0>. or <x> button. 3 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. then press <0>. select [LCD brightness]. <M>. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the camera settings display to save battery power. You can set this auto power-off time.

select [File numbering]. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the CF card is replaced.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Method The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film.JPG. you should use a newly-formatted CF card each time. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 in one folder in your personal computer. You can also change how the file number is assigned. If the replacement CF card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>. Even after you replace the CF card. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. Under the [c] tab. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. If you want to use continuous file numbering. Follow the steps below to select a file numbering method. File numbering after replacing the CF card CF card -1 CF card -2 0051 0052 Next sequential file 96 . The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format: IMG_0001.

To start the file numbering from 0001.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the CF card is replaced. This is convenient when you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to CF cards. After the manual reset. If folder No. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. the file name will start with “IMG_”. For both JPEG and RAW images. 97 . shooting will not be possible even if the CF card still has storage capacity. If the replacement CF card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. Be sure to replace the CF card. Each time the CF card is replaced. the file numbering starts from 0001. The LCD monitor will display a message to replace the CF card. 999 is created. File numbering after replacing the CF card CF card -1 CF card -2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: You can reset the file numbering 0001 at any time or for a new folder.CR2” for RAW images. When you reset the file numbering manually. the CF card must be formatted before use. [Folder number full] will appear on the LCD monitor. If that folder contains images reaching file number 9999.JPG” for JPEG images and “. The file name extension will be “.

Use the camera’s bundled software instead. [OnPD] is set. 98 . Also.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and personal computer instead of horizontally. [OnD]: The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the personal computer. The setting of this feature can be changed. Set [OnPD]. The vertical image is rotated only for playback. then press <0>. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. In such a case. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. [Off]: The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. The vertical image does not rotate on the personal computer screen. then playback the image. see “Rotating the Image” on page 119. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Under the [c] tab. but the image does not rotate during playback. See the descriptions of the settings below and select the desired setting. [OnPD]: The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the personal computer. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Rotating an image on the camera’s LCD monitor when [OnD] had been set. Then press <0>. the image might not rotate for playback. It will be rotated. select [Auto rotate].

83) WB correction (p.37) Picture Style (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.101) Auto power off (p.98) CF card remaining capacity LCD monitor auto off (p. Camera Function Setting Display Date/Time (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the camera setting display.Handy Features B Checking Camera Function Settings While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s current settings.88)/ WB bracketing (p.95) 99 . While the menu is displayed.89) Auto rotate display (p.63) Color space (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.

To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. When [Clear all camera settings] is set. the Custom Functions. desired option. select [Clear settings]. the camera will be reset to the following settings. 100 . then press <0> to clear Select [OK].86) obtained from the custom white balance and the Dust Delete Data (p.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for returning all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default. then press <0>. Shooting Settings AF mode AF point selection Metering mode Drive mode AEB Flash exposure compensation One-Shot AF Automatic AF point selection q (Evaluative metering) u (Single shooting) Canceled 0 (Zero) Image-Recording Settings Quality ISO speed Color space White balance WB correction WB bracketing Picture Style 73 100 sRGB Q (Auto WB) Canceled Canceled Standard Exposure compensation 0 (Zero) * The white balance data (p. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>. 2 Select the the camera to the default To revert settings. select [Clear all Custom Functions]. 3 Select [OK]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. Under the [b] tab.112) will be erased. 1 Select [Clear settings].

Press the <U> the number of the Custom Function to be set.Fn)].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the camera settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder. then press <0>. 3 Setting Custom FunctionsN You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. then press <0>.Fn)]. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>. Select [LCD auto off]. select [LCD auto off]. 101 . Under the [b] tab. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Select [Disable]. select [Custom Functions (C. The Custom Function screen will appear. 3 Setting a Custom FunctionN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Under the [c] tab. then press <0>. You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Function No.

At the bottom of the screen. the K is displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate that a Custom Function has been set.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 2 the setting. the recording quality setting screen appears so you can quickly change the setting. You can assign often-used functions to the SET button and cross keys. then press <0>. (p. 3 Change the <V> key to select the Press desired setting (number). 1: SET:Quality When you press <0>. 4 Exit the the <M> button to return to Press the menu. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective Custom Function numbers. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [b Clear settings] menu.100) 3 Custom Function SettingsN C. this is used for the menu function settings. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. 0: SET:Picture Style Press <0> to display the Picture Style selection screen on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. When the menu is displayed. Description menu. select [Clear all Custom Functions] to reset all the Custom Functions to the default settings. 102 .Fn-1 SET button/Cross keys funct.

press the button while the shutter speed and aperture are not displayed. The AF point selection screen will not be displayed. On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures 1 sec. or longer. the images recorded in the CF card will be played back. Cross keys:AF frame selec.Fn-2 Long exp. To set automatic AF point selection. the noise reduction process will take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. the flash exposure compensation screen appears so you can quickly change the setting. If you press the button while the shutter speed and aperture are displayed. or longer exposures. C. This setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting. After you press the shutter button halfway (0). the setting screen will not appear. 0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. SET:Playback When you press <0>. press the <S> button. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 2: 3: 4: SET:Flash exp comp When you press <0>. or longer. Also. 2: 103 . noise reduction is performed automatically if noise peculiar to long exposures is detected. noise reduction This is effective for minimizing noise in images exposed for 1 sec. to select the center AF point. you can press the <S> key to select the AF point. Select the AF point while looking at the AF point selection display. press <0>. If you want to change the ISO speed or other setting assigned to the <S> key. Assigns the same function as the <x> button. After the picture is taken.

Fn-3 0: Flash sync. AE/AF.Fn-5 AF-assist beam You can enable or disable the camera’s AF-assist beam or have it emitted by the EOS-dedicated Speedlite instead. In the AI Servo AF mode. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode 1: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 30 sec. Only external flash emits With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite. Thus. no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. to 1/ 200 sec. (fixed) The flash picture can be taken without camera shake. no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode. it will emit the AF-assist beam when necessary.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C. the focusing and exposure will always be at the optimum point as you wait for the decisive moment. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 0: Emits 1: Does not emit The AF-assist beam is not emitted at all regardless of the shooting conditions. 2: 104 . you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. C. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. C. Press the <A> button to autofocus and press the shutter button halfway to attain AE lock. to suit the scene’s brightness. This can prevent the AF-assist beam from disturbing another photographer’s shooting. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. AF/AF lock.Fn-4 0: 1: AF/AE lock Shutter/AE lock button 2: 3: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. 1/200sec.

Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments.Fn-6 0: 1: 1/3-stop Exposure level increments 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed. etc. The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below. Average Geared for advanced users who want to control the external Speedlite. exposure compensation. adjust the flash exposure compensation if necessary.Fn-7 0: 1: Disable Mirror lockup Enable Effective for telephoto and close-up shots to prevent camera shake caused by the mirror’s reflex action. C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C. this mode averages the entire flash metering area. from low light to daytime fill-flash. 105 . C. AEB.Fn-8 0: E-TTL II 1: Evaluative Fully automatic flash photography for all conditions. aperture. Since the camera will not execute automatic exposure compensation.

Fn-11 0: 1: LCD display when power ON Display When the power switch is turned on. If C. The flash fires immediately before the exposure ends. 1st-curtain sync. first check that the viewfinder information has turned off before pressing <Z>. the camera settings will be displayed. C. you can magnify or reduce the view with the <u> and <y> buttons. Retain power OFF status If you pressed the <B> button to turn off the LCD monitor and then you turn off the power. or other buttons. and again immediately before the exposure ends. hold down the <l> button and press the <u> button. The menu screens and image playback will also still be displayed when used.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN C.Fn-10 0: 1: Magnified view Image playback only (p. <E>.Fn-1-4 has been set. This creates a light trail following the moving subject such as a car at night. C. a flash is fired twice: First when you press the shutter button completely. If the viewfinder information is still displayed and you press the button.118) Image review and playback To see a magnified view during the image review immediately after shooting. the setting screen will not appear. 106 . If you pressed the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor and then you turn off the power.Fn-9 0: 1: Shutter curtain sync. 2nd-curtain sync. To magnify the playback image with the <x> button. press the <u> button. the LCD monitor will turn on when you turn on the power again. This helps to save battery power. the LCD monitor will not turn on when you turn on the power again. When 2nd-curtain sync is set. The flash fires immediately after the shot is exposed. If you press a button like <Z> or <E> which displays a setting screen on the LCD monitor. During the magnified view. the respective setting screen will still appear.

Before connecting the camera to the personal computer.” Preparation for Image Transfer 1 Connect the camera to the personal computer. and the [Direct Transfer] screen will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. 2 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. While the direct transfer screen is displayed. pressing the shutter button halfway will not return the camera to shooting-ready. For instructions on how to install the software. If the [EOS Utility] screen does not appear on the computer. Turn off the camera’s power switch before connecting it. select [EOS Utility]. 107 . The [EOS Utility] screen will appear on the computer. This is called direct image transfer.3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer By connecting the camera to a personal computer. be sure to install the bundled software (EOS Digital Solution Disk/ CD-ROM) in the personal computer. see “Connect the Camera and the Computer and then Start EOS Utility” in the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM. When the program selection screen appears on the personal computer. When the camera model selection screen appears. Use the USB cable provided with the camera to connect it to the personal computer. you can transfer images from the camera’s CF card by operating the camera. see “Software Guide. turn off the camera first and pull out the cable by grasping the plug (instead of the cord). Before disconnecting the cable. select your camera’s model.

Select [All images]. Options other than [All images] are explained below. 108 . follow the instructions on the next page.3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Transferring Images to a Personal Computer The images sent to the personal computer will be saved in the [My Pictures] folder (Windows) or [Pictures] folder (Macintosh) in subfolders organized according to shooting date. To start the image transfer. When the image transfer is completed. [New images] Images which have not yet been transferred to the personal computer will be selected by the camera automatically for the transfer. press the <l> button. [Select & transfer] Press the <U> key to select images one by one to be transferred to the personal computer. press the <M> button. Transfer all the images in the CF card to the personal computer. The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the image transfer will start. then press the <l> button. To exit. To select the images. [Transfer order images] You select the images to be transferred to the personal computer in a batch. the lamp will stay on.

3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer [Wallpaper] Press the <U> key to select the image and transfer it. 1 Select [Transfer order]. Repeat this step for all the images you want to transfer. then press <0>. Selecting the Images to be Transferred You select the image to be transferred to the personal computer one by one. An image will appear. The Transfer order screen will appear. 3 Select the image to be transferred. then press <0>. The image will then appear as wallpaper on the computer desktop screen. Select [Order]. Under the [x] tab. 2 Select [Order]. To exit. select [Transfer order]. Select [OK]. You can select up to 998 images to be transferred. then press <0> to start the transfer. Press the <U> key to select an image. press the <M> button. the confirmation dialog will appear. 109 . then press the <V> key to place a checkmark <X> on the upper left. If you press <0> instead of the <l> button.

In step 3. If a RAW+JPEG image is selected for transfer. depending on the image type. Do not insert into the camera a CF card whose transfer order was set by a different camera and then try to specify another transfer order. About [All] In step 2. If you select [Clear all] and press <0>. The menu screen will then reappear. press the <I> button to see a three-image display. 110 . press the <u> button. it will be counted as one image even though both the RAW and JPEG images will be transferred to the personal computer. all your image selections for transfer will be canceled. The selected images might all be overwritten. If you then select [Mark all] and press <0>. Also. To return to the single-image view. when you select [All].3 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Press the <M> button twice to save the image selections to the CF card. the screen on the left will appear. up to 998 images will be transferred in one batch. the transfer order may not be possible.

However. the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically remove dust adhering to the imaging sensor. if you want to activate this self-cleaning manually or disable it. Under the [b] tab.3 Automatic Sensor Cleaning When you turn the camera’s power switch on or off. set the camera upright horizontally (do not tilt up or down) before executing [Clean now]. Disabling automatic sensor cleaning With the screen above displayed. Clean the body cap before attaching it. Manual self-cleaning Select [Sensor cleaning: Auto]. note the following countermeasures: When changing lenses. wait a while until it is selectable. 111 . Press the <U> key to select [Disable]. then the menu will reappear. then press <0>. You normally need not pay attention to this feature. follow the instructions below.. If [Clean now] is grayed out and cannot be selected. then press <0>. press the <U> key to select [Set up]. For maximum effectiveness. The self-cleaning will be performed for about 1 sec. do it in a place with minimal dust. To minimize dust from entering the camera. be sure to attach the body cap. With [Clean now] selected. then press <0>. select [Sensor cleaning: Auto]. When storing the camera without a lens attached. press <0>.

). then a message screen will appear. The Select [OK] automatic self-cleaning of the sensor will be performed. 112 . If the lens has no distance scale. Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Obtain the Dust Delete Data 1 Select [Dust Delete Data]. you can append Dust Delete Data to the image to later erase the dust spots. select [Dust Delete Data]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). Under the [m] tab. 2 Select [OK]. However. The Dust Delete Data screen will appear. the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust visible on captured images. Preparation Get a solid-white object (paper. etc. then press <0>. and press <0>. look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way. in case visible dust still remains.3 Appending Dust Delete DataN Normally. The Dust Delete Data is used by the Digital Photo Professional program (provided) to erase the dust spots automatically.

The data will also be appended to images taken in the Basic Zone modes. you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. After the image is captured. When it is completed. see the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.7 Keep a distance of 20 . Select [OK] and press <0>. the “Data obtained” screen will appear. it is appended to all the JPEG or RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot. The image data will still be obtained. Then take the picture.0 feet and fill the viewfinder completely with the white object. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority mode with an aperture of f/22. The menu will reappear. About the Dust Delete Data After the Dust Delete Data is obtained. 113 . the data is obtained.30 1. Since the captured image will not be saved. installing a CF card in the camera is not necessary.3 Appending Dust Delete DataN object. Regarding the automatic dust erasure with the bundled software. 3 Photograph a solid-whitecm / 0.

then press <0>. If you use a battery. In a moment. follow the procedure below: 1 Select [Sensor cleaning: Manual]. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. select [Sensor cleaning: Manual]. 3 Exit the cleaning. make sure it is fully recharged. or opening the battery compartment cover. Set the power switch While cleaning the sensor. If the power is cut off. Select [OK]. never do any of the following. if you want to clean the sensor yourself. Therefore.154) is recommended. Under the [b] tab. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly. Dust which could not be eliminated by the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can be directly cleaned off the sensor. However. then press <0>. have it done by a Canon Service Center. You can now clean the sensor. 114 . you normally need not use this feature. 2 Select [OK]. [Sensor cleaning: Manual] is mainly for use by Canon service personnel. to <2>. • Setting the power switch to <2>. The surface of the imaging sensor is extremely delicate. opening the CF card slot cover. For the power source.3 About “Sensor cleaning: Manual”N Under the [b] tab. the mirror will lockup and the shutter will open to expose the sensor. using the AC Adapter Kit (p. the shutter will close and it may damage the shutter curtains and imaging sensor.

For images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to display images captured with a different camera or edited with a personal computer or whose file name has been changed. 6 115 . Learn more about image playback as discussed in chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” and how to view images on a TV set.Image Management This chapter explains features related to viewing images. You can also erase images.

x Searching for Images Quickly H Display 9 Images on One Screen (Index display) The index display enables faster image searching. Press the <C> button and only one image will be highlighted in green. . you can view nine images at a time. Quick Image Search with the Index Display With the index display. to move the Press the <S> key green frame in the respective direction. Press the <u> button to enlarge the selected image as a single-image display. The selected thumbnail will be highlighted with a green frame. next screen. press the <I> button to display the index display. All nine thumbnails will be highlighted with a green frame. 2 See the the <U> key to go to the Press next or previous nine images. 2 Select the image. 1 Press the <C> button. During image playback. 1 Enable the index display. 3 116 Select an image. Then press the <S> key to select any image.

Jump method 1 Go to the jump display. The jump mode will end.x Searching for Images Quickly C: Jump through Images When the CF card contains many images. 117 . press the <C> button. you can browse through them by 10 or 100 images at a time. you can see the jump bar. press the <C> button. During image playback. On the bottom of the screen. Also. Jump bar 2 Select the jump method. by jumping. the Press the <V> key to select jump method ( Jump 10 images / Jump 100 images / Jump shot date). you can browse through them by date. 3 Browse the <U> key to browse Press through the images via the jump method you selected. This browsing technique is called Jump. To quit the image jump. if the images were shot on different days.

1 Magnify the image. around Press the <S> key to scroll Magnified area in the respective direction.Fn)] menu’s [Magnified view] (p. 118 . 2 Scroll around the image. If the [b Custom Function (C. When you turn the <6> dial. Press it again to display a magnified image. Magnified view is also possible during the image review after shooting. hold down the <u> button. If you hold down the button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify the image by 1. Magnified view is possible from the index display. then press the <U> key to jump by 10 images. Press the <C> button. press the <u> button to magnify the image. Press the <u> button to display a single image. Pressing the <u> button will magnify the image. During image playback. To exit the magnified display. press the <x> button and the singleimage display will return. the image will continue to reduce until it reaches the size before it was magnified. magnified view is possible with the <l> + <u> button. To increase the magnification.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified View Tips The magnified view can be maintained when you see the next or previous image. you can view another image without the magnification changing. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification.106) is set to [1: Image review and playback].

An image will appear. 119 . the image will be rotated for playback. 3 Rotate the image. To exit the Rotate screen. 1 Select [Rotate]. To display the rotated images as rotated for playback When [Auto rotate] on page 98 is set to [OnPD]. <0>. then press <0>. you need not rotate the image as described above. select [Rotate]. the image Each time you press will rotate clockwise. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated.98) before taking the vertical shots. 2 Select an image. The menu will reappear. Under the [x] tab. If you have set [c Auto rotate] to [On PD] (p. You can also select an image on the index display. repeat steps 2 and 3. To rotate other images. you can rotate the image so it is displayed in the correct orientation.3 Rotating the Image After taking the picture. press the <M> button.

Press <0> again to resume the auto play. 1 Select [Auto Play]. then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the display format. Each image will be displayed for about 4 sec. During pause. 2 Start the auto play. Under the [x] tab. 120 . The auto play screen will appear. auto power off will not work.3 Auto Playback You can playback the CF card’s images in an automatic slide show.] for a few seconds. press <0>. and return to the To the auto play menu. To pause the auto play. select [Auto play]. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During auto play.. auto play will start. is displayed After [Loading image.. During auto play. During pause. the 3 Stop stop auto play. The display time may vary depending on the image. [ ] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. press the <M> button.

the TV’s input Video IN terminal 3 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. on and switch 2 Turn linethe TV to Video IN. Images might not be displayed if you use a different video cable. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them. Set the proper video system format with [b Video system]. the image will not be displayed properly. 4 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. 1 Connect the camera to the TV. Depending on your TV or monitor. turn off the TV. Open the camera’s terminal cover. then disconnect the video cable. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Do not use any video cable other than the one provided. 121 .Displaying the Images on TV With the video cable provided with camera.) After you finish. set the power switch to <2>. button. you can connect the camera to a TV set and view images on the TV screen. Use the video cable (provided) to connect the camera’s <1> terminal to the TV monitor’s VIDEO IN terminal. If the proper video system format is not set. The camera’s setting display will appear on the TV screen. Insert the cable plug all the way in. part of the image might be truncated.

it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. Once an image is protected. then press <0>. key to select the Press the <U> image to be erase-protected. select [Protect]. The menu will reappear. An image will appear. To exit the image protection.3 Protecting Images This prevents the image from being erased accidentally. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. The <K> icon will disappear. you must first cancel the erase protection.123). If you erase all the images (p. To erase a protected image. 122 . Under the [x] tab. To cancel the image protection. You can also select an image on the index display. To protect another image. press the <M> button. repeat steps 2 and 3. <K> will When you press <0>. 2 Select the image. Image protect appear at the bottom of the screen and the image will be eraseprotected. only the protected images will remain. 3 Protect the image. press <0> again. 1 Select [Protect].

Once an image is erased. 123 . If you select [All] and press <0>. When the confirmation dialog appears and you select [OK] and press <0>. it cannot be recovered.122) will not be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. While all the images are being erased. all unprotected images will be erased. 1 Playback the image. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 3 Erase the images. press <0>. the image(s) will be erased. To erase images one by one. The Select [Erase]. protect them. Press The bottom of the screen shows how the image can be erased. you can cancel the erasure by pressing <0>. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. Protected images (p. 2 Display the <L> button. press the <U> key to select the image to be erased. then image displayed will be erased. the erase menu.

Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. The shooting information display shows the following. the overexposed highlight areas will blink. the JPEG file size is displayed. In image playback modes other than single image. Basic information display Folder number File number Shutter speed and aperture Playback image number/ Total images recorded Shooting information display File number Histogram Flash exposure compensation amount Color space White balance WB correction Shooting mode ISO speed Metering mode Monochrome File size* Image-recording quality Image Shooting time Shooting date Shutter speed Playback image number/ Total images recorded Aperture Image protect Exposure compensation amount * With RAW+JPEG files. Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. such as index display and magnified view. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. you can still press the <B> button to display or turn off the basic information. you can switch to the shooting information display. 124 .

[RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level of each primary color (RGB or red. The more pixels there are toward the left. the shadow detail will be lost. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance bias. 125 . And the more pixels there are toward the right.Shooting Information Display Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution. The tones in-between will be reproduced. Being able to analyze the histogram and using it to improve the next shot requires advanced knowledge and experience. you can see the exposure level bias and the overall tone reproduction condition. the brighter the image. the darker the image. the color will be too saturated with no detail. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the brighter and denser the color. overall brightness and gradation. The horizontal axis indicates the Bright image brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The more pixels there are toward the left. and green). If there are too many pixels on the left. the highlight detail will be lost. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the darker and less prominent the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. blue. By checking the image’s brightness histogram. The display can be switched with the [x Histogram] menu. the respective color information will be lacking. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. And the RGB histogram display is suited for checking the color saturation and gradation. Only a basic explanation is provided here. Sample Histograms Dark image Normal image [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level.

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etc. you can print multiple pictures in one batch or give the printing order to a photofinisher. In this way.) in the CF card. such as which paper types to use.com/pictbridge/ 127 . (p. number of copies. http://canon. You can select a number of pictures and print them all in one batch (DPOF).144) About DPOF DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard for recording printing instructions (image selections.Printing Images The camera can be connected directly to a PictBridge printer or to a CP Direct or Bubble Jet printer and print images. 7 Canon’s PictBridge Web Site The Web site below gives more information on using your Canon camera with various printers.

follow the instructions applicable to your printer on the pages indicated.141 128 .Conventions Used in this Chapter As shown below. this chapter includes procedures for various types of printers.138 A Page 139 .141 S Page 139 . “Bubble Jet Direct” is abbreviated as “BJ Direct.131 w Page 132 . After reading “Preparing to Print” on the next page.” Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printer Non-Canon printer Canon SELPHY CP/CP/BJ printer Compatible with PictBridge wPictBridge ACP Direct or Compatible with BJ Direct only Compatible with PictBridge wPictBridge SBJ Direct wPictBridge Preparing to Print : Page 129 .138 Page 132 .

up the printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Printer Applicable Cable w w A w S A S PictBridge only PictBridge and CP Direct PictBridge and BJ Direct CP Direct only BJ Direct only Cable provided with printer Only one plug has the <D> icon. 129 . 3 Connect the camera to the printer. Connecting the Camera to the Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Refer to the table to see which cable you should use. 2 SetFor details. Interface cable provided with camera The plug at both ends have the <D> icon.Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera while you look at the LCD monitor.

138. See the applicable pages below. Press the <x> button. <A>. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 4 Turn on the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. The procedure will be different depending on the icon displayed.141. or <S> indicating a printer connection will be displayed.Preparing to Print When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <C> terminal. Some printers may have a beeping sound. 143 ACP Direct SBJ Direct w A S 130 . 143 139 . the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer. Icon Reference pages 132 . The <l> button lamp will light in blue. The image and the printer icon <w>. wPictBridge 6 Playback the image.

Before disconnecting the cable. 2. it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer. do not unplug the cable. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. 131 . If you use a battery to power the camera. turn off the camera and printer first. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor. With a fully charged battery. printing up to about 4 hours is possible. do the following: Press the <x> button to playback the image and follow the steps below. make sure it is fully charged. Pull out the cable while holding the plug. For direct printing.138) When connecting the camera to the printer. Press <0>. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (optional) to power the camera is recommended. 1.Preparing to Print RAW images are not compatible with direct printing. not the cord. After printing starts and while the <l> button’s blue lamp blinks. do not use any cable other than the dedicated interface cable. To find out what’s wrong. select [Print]. (p. On the print setting screen.

* Depending on the type of printer. Sets the trimming area. the date and file number imprinting. and layout. trimming. Starts the printing. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Some settings might be disabled. 132 . For details. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Sets the paper size.wPrinting with PictBridge The setting options will differ depending on the printer. Returns to step 1. screen will appear. type. 2 Press <0>. type. Sets the quantity to be printed. and other settings might not be available. The Paper settings screen will appear. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. The print setting Print setting screen Sets the printing effects. and layout you have set will be displayed.and press Select [Paper settings] <0>. refer to your printer’s instruction manual. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The paper size. 3 Select [Paper settings].

YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. 133 . USetting the Page Layout Select Page layout. The print setting screen will reappear. The Paper type screen will appear. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.wPrinting with PictBridge QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. then press <0>. About the Paper Type When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. The Page layout screen will appear. then press <0>. then press <0>.

Option to print 2. 0Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. or 20 images on one sheet. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF will be printed. [35-upp] will have the file number and date** printed on the bottom of the thumbnail images. and the image’s PNatural natural color and contrast will be retained. 4. Select the desired item on the upper right. etc. the 4 SetSet as printing effects. the print will have borders. ISO speed. aperture. If you need printing effects. 16. With a Canon printer.” Depending on the printer. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. On A4 / Letter size paper. white balance.wPrinting with PictBridge Borderless Bordered Borderedc xx-up The print will have no white borders. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. press the <U> key to select the desired printing effect. 134 . Prints black-and-white with true blacks. No automatic correction will be performed. then press <0>. 9. EOff EOn EVivid 0B/W 0Cool tone Same as the printing characteristics turned “On”. No automatic correction will be performed.. PNatural M The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Next. exposure compensation amount. yellowish blacks. However. The print will have a white border along the edges.137). certain items might not be displayed. the camera name. bluish blacks. 8. The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard color. 20-upc 35-upp Default * From the Exif data. then press <0>. not set any necessary. go to step 5 on page 137. ** This depends on the <I> date/file number imprinting option set in step 5 (p. lens name. shutter speed. [20-upc] will have the shooting information* printed on the side of each thumbnail and the file number and date** printed on the bottom of each thumbnail image. the print will be borderless. will be imprinted. Prints in black-and-white with cool. shooting mode.

select the item. if you do step 4 again to change the printing effect’s setting. then press <0>.wPrinting with PictBridge Adjustment of Printing Effects With step 4. (k: Adjustable) Item Brightness Adjust levels k (face) Brightener Red-eye correction Contrast Detail set. Saturation Color tone Color balance Off / On / Vivid / Natural k – k k Natural M k k k k k k k k B/W / Cool tone / Warm tone k k k k k – – After making fine adjustments for the printing effect. Select the item. You can then set the parameters for fine adjustments. the adjustments will all revert to the default. the printing adjustments can not be adjusted. When is displayed as shown on the left. then press <0>. [Brightness] Press the <U> key to make the adjustment. 135 . press the <C> button. The parameters that can be adjusted for the selected item are shown in the table below. When [Default] is selected.

The previous screen will reappear. then press <0>. Select [Manual] and press <0>. then press <0>. [Contrast] [Saturation] [Color tone] Press the <U> key to make the adjustment.wPrinting with PictBridge [Adjust levels] Select the item. Press the <U> key to adjust the shadows (black) within 0 to 127.] Select [Off] or [On]. then press <0>. Press <0> to exit. Press the <C> button. 136 . The Detail set. Detail Settings of Printing Effects Select [Detail set. [kBrightener] [Red-eye corr. then press <0>. Select the item. The Adjust levels screen will then appear. Press the <U> key to adjust the highlights (white) within 128 to 255.]. screen will then appear. then press <0>.

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[Color balance] Press the <S> key in any of the four directions to move the “ ” mark to the desired position. B is for blue, A is amber, M is magenta, and G is green. The color balance will shift in the respective direction. On the upper right, “SHIFT” indicates the color balance direction and correction amount. Press <0> to exit. The previous screen will reappear. After completing the detail settings of printing effects, press the <M> button, then go to step 5.

5 Setting the date and file number imprinting.
Set as necessary. Select <I>. Press the <U> key to select the item(s) to imprint.

the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. necessary.
Select <R>. Press the <U> key to select the printing quantity. For details on trimming, see page 142.

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7 Start printing. then press <0>. Select [Print],
The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the printing will start. When the printing ends, the screen will return to step 1. To stop the printing, press <0> while [Stop] is displayed, then select [OK] and press <0>. Handling Printer Errors
If you resolve a printer error (no ink, no paper, etc.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume, operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual.

Error Messages
If a problem occurs during printing, an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Press <0> to stop printing. After resolving the problem, resume printing. For details on how to resolve a printing problem, refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level, and check the waste ink tank. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable.

Depending on the image’s file size and recording quality, it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.

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Select the image to be printed.
Check that the <A> or <S> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.

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Print setting screen
Sets the quantity to be printed. Sets the trimming area. Sets the printing style. Returns to step 1. Starts the printing. The printing style settings are displayed. <H> is the date icon.

3 Select [Style]. then press <0>. Select [Style],
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necessary. Select the setting. the item. 8 small images of the same picture will be printed on the paper. Select <R>. 140 . When you are done. Press the <U> key to set the number of copies. press the <M> button to return to the print setting screen. select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. Set a number from 1 to 99. [Paper] (BJ Direct) [Borders] Check the [Borders] and [Date] settings and set them if necessary. then press <0>. If you select [Multiple]. For [Paper] (BJ Direct). then press <0>. [Date] the 5 SetSet asnumber of copies.A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct [Image] (CP Direct) the 4 SetSelectoptions as desired. [Image] (CP Direct) is selectable when card-size paper is used. then press <0>.

the screen will return to step 1. if you select [Stop] while printing only one picture. 141 . the date might be imprinted on the border. if [Multiple] is selected. depending on the printer. [Borderless] will be set and [Date] will be set to [Off]. The image will also be cut off along all four edges. With CP Direct. see page 142. When the printing ends. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. The <l> button’s blue lamp will blink and the printing will start. With BJ Direct. If you are printing multiple pictures. the printing will stop after the current picture is finished printing. With CP Direct. If a problem occurs during printing. if [Bordered] is set. 7 Start printing. Select [Print]. then select [OK] and press <0>. the printing will not stop. the date may look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. necessary. then press <0>. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. To stop the printing. For details on trimming.A/S Printing with CP Direct and BJ Direct the 6 SetSet astrimming. With CP Direct. [Borders] and [Date] cannot be selected.

of idle time. Move the trimming frame until it shows the desired image area or composition. The operation guide disappears while you trim the image. you may have to set the trimming again. Do the trimming right before printing. the size of the trimming frame will change. then press <0>. a horizontal shot can be printed as a vertical shot. It will reappear after 5 sec. within the trimming The image area frame will be printed. Select [Trimming]. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the trimming frame in the respective direction.Trimming the Image You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Rotating the frame The <B> button toggles between the vertical and horizontal orientation of the trimming frame. The trimming screen will appear. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. the larger the image magnification will be. For example. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. 142 . 1 Select [Trimming]. 2 Trim the image. The smaller the trimming frame.

Press The Print setting screen will reappear. Easy Printing When you print directly from your camera to your printer. follow the steps below. Select the image. the printing settings will be saved in your camera. [Image] / [Paper]. The smaller you make the trimming frame. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. The printing will start. Any trimming will not be applied. While trimming the image. then press the <l> button lamp that lights in blue. 143 . 3 Exit the <0>. Only one print can be printed each time. the trimming frame will turn red. Depending on the printer.Trimming the Image Image area to be printed menu. the grainier the picture will look. The trimming frame shape will be different depending on the [Paper settings]. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. If the picture will be too grainy. you can see the trimmed image area that will be printed. To use the same settings again. If you look at the image on a TV screen. [Page layout] / [Borders] settings. On the upper left. look at the camera’s LCD monitor.

2 Select [Set <U> key to select [Set Press the up]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. The Print order screen will appear. then press <0>. then press <0>. No. then press <0>. and file No.and [File [Date]. the options as 3 SetSet the [Print type]. [Print type] [Date] [File No.) 1 Select [Print order].desired. (They cannot be set individually for each image. select [Print order]. imprinting. up]. Under the [x] tab.] 144 .3 Print Ordering Print Settings Set the print type. The print setting screen will appear. Select the item. date imprinting. then press <0>. Select the setting.].

might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Do not insert into the camera a CF card whose print order were set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. the date or file No. [On] imprints the file No. If this happens with your printer. on the print. 145 . you must use the CF card whose print order specifications have been set. Prints both the standard and index prints. thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. both the [Date] and [File No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. 4 Exit the menu. Also. L K L Date File No. When printing with DPOF. It will not work if you just extract images from the CF card and try to print them. Even if [Date] and [File No. Press the <7> button. depending on the image type. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinisher might not be able to print the photos as you specified.3 Print Ordering K Print type Standard Index Both Prints one image on one sheet. With [Index] prints.] are set to [On]. Multiple. On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Next. The Print order screen will reappear. the print order may not be possible. RAW images cannot be selected for printing. select [Order] or [All] to select the images to be printed.

Total Index icon Quantity 146 . The order screen will appear. then press <0>. press the <u> button. Three-image display 3 Order the print.will vary depending on The print order the [Print type] (p. Press the <I> button to display the three-image view. Press the <V> key to select the print quantity.3 Print Ordering Selecting Individual Images 1 Select [Order]. Press the <U> key to select [Order]. To return to the singleimage display. [Standard] [Both] For [Standard] and [Both] For standard-type prints.144) setting. 2 Select the image to be printed. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. you can set the quantity (up to 99) for each image.

checkmark the box <X>. The menu will then reappear. leave the box unchecked. Press the <7> button again to save the print order to the CF card. Pressing the <V> key toggles between checkmarking and uncheckmarking the box. To deselect it. To select other images. You can select up to 998 images. Press the <7> button. The Print order screen will reappear. 147 . repeat steps 2 and 3. 4 Exit the menu.3 Print Ordering [Index] Check mark Index icon For [Index] If you want to include the image in the index print.

If you select [Clear all]. One print each will be specified for all the images. Note that RAW images cannot be selected for printing even when you set “Mark all. press the On the Print order <7> button. If you specify more than this. then press <0>. all the selected images might not be printed. The image selections will be saved to the CF card. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure. the print order will change to “All images. 148 . all the images selected for printing will be deselected. The All screen will appear.” 1 Select [All]. 3 Exit the menu. then the Print order screen will reappear. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select [All]. screen. For standard-type prints.3 Print Ordering Selecting All Images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the CF card. a quantity of one will be ordered for all the images. Select [Mark all]. and the menu will reappear. if you do the “Selecting All Images” procedure.” When using a PictBridge printer. print no more than 400 images for one print order. 2 Select [Mark all].

then press <0>. also set the printing effects. 2 Select [Print order]. you can easily print images specified with DPOF. See page 129. The Print order screen will appear. 3 Select [Print]. key to select [Print]. The print setting screen will appear. order]. 1 Prepare to print. 130.3 Direct Printing with DPOF With a printer compatible with direct printing.132.select [Print Under the [x] tab. 134) 149 . Press the <S> then press <0>. 4 Set the printing options. wPictBridge ACP Direct SBJ Direct wPictBridge Set the [Paper settings] and if necessary. (p. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. “Connecting the Camera to the Printer” up to step 5.

The printing will start. some printers cannot imprint the file No. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. • In the case of index printing with CP Direct.then press <0>. if [Print type] is set to [Index]. the CF card’s remaining capacity was low. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. The date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. Under [Adjust levels]. 150 .3 Direct Printing with DPOF ACP Direct / SBJ Direct Set the [Style]. When printing with PictBridge or BJ Direct. the date might be imprinted on the border.136) cannot be selected.139) 5 Start printing. the number of images printed on one index sheet will be as follows: • Credit card size: 20 images • 9 x 13 cm size: 42 images • 10 x 14. then select [OK] and press <0>. page 141 for CP Direct. see the BJ printer’s instruction manual.8 cm size: 63 images As for the number of index images with BJ Direct. you erased an image that was to be printed. see page 138 for PictBridge. (p. To stop the printing. With CP Direct. you changed the paper cassette before resuming the printing. If [Bordered] is set. • Before resuming the printing. select [Resume]. you changed the print order settings. • When you stopped the printing. and page 141 for BJ Direct. Select [OK]. be sure to set the paper size. depending on the printer. [Manual] (p. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. With PictBridge. If a problem occurs during printing. you changed the paper settings before resuming the printing. • In the case of index printing with PictBridge.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up things. system accessories. 8 151 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. and other things.

Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series The flash cannot be fired with an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in the TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Use the Speedlite’s manual flash mode instead if provided. It might not work. or slower.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. 152 . The camera is a Type-A camera compatible with all features of EX-series Speedlites. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. For detailed procedures. In other words. it is like a highoutput flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Non-Canon Speedlites The camera can synchronize with compact. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera. non-Canon flash units at 1/ 200 sec. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result.

When focus is achieved. 2 Attaching the Eyepiece down into Slide the eyepiece cover the eyepiece groove to attach it. the selftimer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.R Wireless Remote Control With Remote Controller RC-1 or RC-5 (optional). Use the self-timer to do steps 1 and 2 on page 49. From the bottom of the eyecup.4 feet directly in front of the camera. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. To prevent this. you can shoot remotely up to about 5 meters/16. use the eyepiece cover attached to the camera strap. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. Remote control sensor Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent light. During wireless remote control. Take the picture. 1 Remove the eyecup. The camera will autofocus. 153 . try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light. push it upward. Cover. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.

When you are finished. 154 . you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 1 Connect the power cord. 2 Connect the DC Coupler DR-700. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. Connect the cord’s plug to the DC Coupler DR-700.Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (optional). Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. disconnect the plug from the power outlet. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. DC Coupler DR-20 is cannot be used with this camera. Close the cover. the DC cord. 4 Push in the DC cord cover and install Open the cord as shown.

(+) (–) the battery. be sure to use a CR2016 lithium battery.Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time. 155 .orientation. 3 Take off the battery holder. 1 Set the power switch to <2>. The date/time setting will also be reset. the battery 5 Insert the cover. so be sure to set the correct date/time. holder and close For the date/time battery. Its service life is about 5 years. If the battery is replaced and the date/ time dialog appears. 2 Open the cover and remove the battery. 4 Replacesure the battery is in the proper Make + . replace the lithium CR2016 battery with a new one.

±2 stops 1/3-stop increments. the RAW+7L and RAW recording quality modes are not displayed. In Basic Zone modes. / Hold Brightness / RGB 122 119 144 149 107 120 94 125 <m> Shooting 2 menu screen/tabs are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. ±3 levels Manual setting of white balance sRGB / Adobe RGB Standard / Portrait / Landscape / Neutral / Faithful / Monochrome User Def. Shaded menu items are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 1-3 Obtaining data to eliminate dust spots with bundled software 76 75 88 89 86 83 63 78 81 112 <x> Playback menu (Blue) Protect Rotate Print order Transfer order Auto play Review time Histogram Erase-protect image Rotate vertical image Specifies images to be printed (DPOF) Select images to be transferred to a personal computer Auto playback of images Off / 2 sec. / 8 sec. ±2 stops WB correction: B/A/M/G bias. 156 .Menu Settings <z> Shooting 1 menu (Red) Quality Red-eye On/Off Beep Shoot w/o card 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / RAW+73 / RAW Off / On On / Off On / Off Reference pages 60 55 94 94 <m> Shooting 2 menu (Red) AEB Flash exp comp WB SHIFT/BKT Custom WB Color space Picture Style Dust Delete Data 1/3-stop increments. 9 levels each WB-BKT: B/A and M/G bias 1 level. / 4 sec.

) Clean now / Clean when the power switch is turned <1> or <2> (Enable / Disable). Simplified Chinese. Norwegian.) Clear all Custom Functions (Resets all Custom Function settings to the default. 111 114 - 157 . Russian. / Off On PD / On D / Off LCD monitor brightness adjustment Enabled / Disabled Setting the Date/Time Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Initialize and erase data in the CF card Reference pages 95 98 95 101 37 96 38 <b> Set-up 2 menu (Yellow) 15 languages (English. Danish. Korean.) NTSC / PAL Customize the camera Clear all camera settings (Resets the camera to the default settings. / 2 min. / 8 min.Menu Settings <c> Set-up 1 menu (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate LCD brightness LCD auto off Date/Time File numbering Format 30 sec.Fn) 121 101 Clear settings 100 Sensor cleaning : Auto Sensor cleaning : Manual Firmware Ver. Swedish. / 15 min. German. and Japanese. Traditional Chinese. French. / 4 min. Dutch. / 1min. Italian. Clean manually from the lens mount Select to update the firmware Language 37 Video system Custom Functions (C. Finnish. Spanish.

Function Availability Table o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + JPEG Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style AF Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF point selection Manual AF-assist beam Single Drive Continuous Self-timer k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k o o o o o k k k o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k k k k k k k k k k k k k o ISO speed 1 k 2 k 3 k 4 k 5 k 6 k 7 k d : Not selectable Creative Zone s f a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k 158 Quality .

159 . AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Metering mode Exposure Built-in flash Color space Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k k k k k AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Auto Manual Flash off Red-eye reduction FE lock Flash exposure compensation o o o o k k k k k o k k k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k sRGB Adobe RGB o o o o o o o k k AE Lock (In Creative Zone modes) Metering mode AF point selection Automatic AF point Manual AF point selection selection AE lock is applied at the AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved selected AF point.Function Availability Table Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Partial Center-weighted average Creative Zone 6 o 7 o d s f a 8 1 o 2 o 3 o 4 o 5 o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k q Evaluative metering* w Partial metering e Center-weighted average metering * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. focus.

When Autofocus Fails The camera might not be able to focus the following types of subjects: Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky. etc. do one of the following: 1. Repetitive patterns Example: Skyscraper windows. In such cases. computer keyboards. etc. Subjects in low light. Focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing.6 or smaller (larger f/number). AF will not be possible. (p. solid-color walls. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. If an Extender (optional) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc.42) 2. For details. Overlapping near and far objects Example: Animal in a cage. 160 . Extremely backlit reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body.

If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the CF card. Use a fully-charged battery. The camera turns off by itself.26) Make sure the CF card slot cover is closed. The battery is not installed in the camera.24) The rechargeable battery will wear out after repeated use. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. recharge the battery.28) The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Power Source The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. If you do not want auto power off to take effect.24) Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed. the LCD monitor will turn off after laying idle for 30 min. (p. 161 . After the image is recorded to the CF card. (p. the camera turns off automatically. (p. The battery becomes exhausted quickly. (p. it means the auto power off feature turned off the camera.26) If the power lamp does not light. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. the access lamp will light/blink for a few sec. (p. If pressing the shutter button halfway turns on the power. set [c Auto power off] on the menu to [Off]. Even if [c Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Purchase a new one.

Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. This is normal.30) To prevent camera shake. The CF card is not properly inserted. (p. (p. (p. wipe with a lens cloth or soft cloth. see page 38 or 163. 58) The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism shakes slightly.Troubleshooting Guide Shooting No images can be shot or recorded. replace with a new CF card or erase unnecessary images. If dust is adhering to the LCD monitor. 33) The CF card cannot be used.32. 123) If you try to focus in the One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. a picture cannot be taken.28) If the CF card is full. It will return to normal at room temperature. 162 . or focus manually. The image is out of focus. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.28. (p. (p. In low or high temperatures. If a CF card-related error message is displayed.33. hold the camera still and press the shutter button gently. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black.

remove and reinstall the CF card or Countermeasures format the card. Error code If an error code appears right after shooting. or remove and reinstall the battery. The correct date and time has not been set. Follow the suggested solution to resolve the problem. Make sure the video cable plug is connected all the way in. (p. (p. press the <x> button and check if the picture was captured.157) Use the video cable that came with the camera. (p. 163 . To recover from the error screen. turn the power switch off and on. If error 02 (CF card problem) is displayed.Troubleshooting Guide Image Review & Operation The image cannot be erased. If the same error keeps occurring.121) Set the video OUT format (NTSC/PAL) to the same video format as the TV.121) Error Codes If a problem occurs with the camera. the picture might not have been captured. (p. it cannot be erased. there may be a problem. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center. an error message is displayed. After the error is resolved. This may resolve the problem.122) The wrong shooting date and time is displayed. (p. If the image has been erase-protected.37) No image appears on the TV screen.

System Map Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 ST-E2 Rubber Frame Ef 220EX 430EX 580EX Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Bundled Accessories * The Lens Kit includes the EF-S 18-55mm lens. Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C Wide Strap EW-100DBll Semi-hard Case EH18-L Battery Pack NB-2LH Date / time CR2016 lithium battery AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 Battery Grip BG-E3 Battery Charger CB-2LW or CB-2LWE Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 DC Coupler DR-700 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Magazine BGM-E3L for two NB-2LH battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E3A for size-AA batteries 164 .

System Map CF card CF Card reader PCMCIA adapter Personal computer Windows XP (Home Edition / Professional) PC card slot Windows 2000 Professional Windows ME USB port Windows 98 Second Edition (2.2 .4 • EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk • Software Instruction Manual (PDF) Interface Cable IFC-400PCU PictBridge-compatible printer Video Cable VC-100 CP Printer Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF-S lenses Remote Controller RC-1 Remote Controller RC-5 Bubble Jet Directcompatible printer EF lenses TV/Video 165 .1) Mac OS X 10.0/1.10.

2. 10. 1 .1. Adobe RGB Standard.50 megapixels 3:2 RGB primary color filter Located in front of the image sensor.8mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.2 x 14.0 JPEG. Consecutive numbering. 10.0 Hi-Speed): For connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL) • Imaging Element Type: Pixels: Aspect ratio: Color filter system: Low-pass filter: Dust deletion feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording: File size: File numbering: Color space: Picture Style: Interface: 166 . 9. Monochrome.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount High-sensitivity. 3. Picture Style. etc. RAW (12bit) Provided (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 1. 1. AF/AE camera with built-in flash Type I or II CF card * Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB or larger CF cards 22. Faithful. large single-plate CMOS sensor Effective pixels: Approx. high-resolution.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) (2) Large/Normal: Approx. 0. Portrait.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Lens mount: Digital. non-removable (1) Sensor cleaning: Auto (2) Sensor cleaning: Manual (3) Dust Delete Data appended to image data Design rule for Camera File System 2.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels) (7) RAW: Approx.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels) (6) Small/Normal: Approx. single-lens reflex. ISO speed.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) * Exact file sizes depend on the subject. 2.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels) (5) Small/Fine: Approx. manual reset sRGB.3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels) (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. Neutral. auto reset.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) (3) Medium/Fine: Approx.10 megapixels Total pixels: Approx.3 USB port (USB 2. User Def. Landscape.

white balance correction. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. exposure level. no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. focus confirmation light). tungsten. shade. Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection: Auto. maximum burst. exposure warning). aperture. at center. 3.0 . flash. manual Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor AF-assist beam: Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Effective range: Approx.5ft.1ft. daylight. AI Servo AF. FE lock. white fluorescent light. approx.+1. at periphery 167 .0 diopter Fixed. AI Focus AF. flash exposure compensation).0m/13. 4. exposure information (shutter speed. custom Auto white balance with the image sensor White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments * Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible Color temperature information transmission:Provided • Viewfinder Type: Coverage: Magnification: Eyepoint: Built-in dioptric adjustment: Focusing screen: Mirror: Eye-level pentamirror Vertical/Horizontal approx.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Approx. flash information (flash ready. precision matte Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60. high-speed sync. 20 mm -3. 95% Approx.Specifications • White Balance Type: Auto white balance: Color temperature compensation: Auto.5m/11. CF card information Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: TTL secondary image-registration.18 (at 23°C/73°F. 0.5 . AE lock. cloudy.

Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder 17mm lens angle of view Provided ±2 stops in 1/3. E-TTL II autoflash ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .400 set automatically Creative Zone modes: Equivalent to ISO 100 . bulb. manual exposure. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 to 30 sec.Specifications • Exposure Control Metering modes: 35-zone TTL full aperture metering · Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) · Partial metering (approx. Landscape. Close-up. Portrait. Night Portrait. depth-of-field AE. 3 sec. Sports. Flash Off. auto pop-up flash E-TTL II autoflash 13/43 (ISO 100.and 1/2-stop increments).or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Shutter release: Self-timer: Remote control: Electronically-controlled. delay Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1 Retractable.or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) AEB:±2 stops in 1/3. Program). 9% of viewfinder at center) · Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . in meters/feet) Approx.or 1/2-stop increments • Built-in Flash Type: Flash metering: Guide No. (1/3. Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. shutterpriority AE.: Recycle time: Flash-ready indicator: Flash coverage: FE lock: Flash exposure compensation: 168 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens.1600 (in 1-stop increments) Exposure compensation: Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3. Xsync at 1/200 sec. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. aperture-priority AE.

RAW: Approx.1 compatible • DPOF: Digital Print Order Format 169 . and jump (by 10 or 100 images.10x).5 in. shooting information. autoplay. image rotation. etc. 230. 1. and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers JPEG images (DPOF printing possible) Provided Version 1. 10. 8 * Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card * Varies depending on the subject. 9-image index. any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink Brightness. Approx. 27. by date) In the shooting information mode. continuous. 3 shots per sec. ISO speed. • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size: Pixels: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface languages: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 2.5x .Specifications • External Speedlite EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite Zooming to match lens focal length: Provided • Drive System Drive modes: Single.000 Approx. 100% 7 levels provided 15 Single image. CP Direct. RGB Single images can be erase-protected or not One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) • Image Playback Display format: Highlight warning: Histogram: Protect: Erase: • Image Protection and Erase • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Easy printing feature: DPOF: PictBridge. magnified view (approx. Picture Style. Maximum burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. and self-timer Continuous shooting speed: Max.

] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 500 370 50% Flash Use 360 280 • Customization Custom Functions: • Power Source Battery: Battery life: Battery check: Power saving: Date/Time battery: Startup time: * The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used * The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards Auto Provided Power turns off after 30 sec.2 x 45.6 in.3 x 16. 2.2 sec.5 oz.8 in.0 x 3.2 x 65 mm / 5. 170 . size-AA batteries can be used [Number of shots · approx. One CR2016 lithium battery Approx. Weight: Approx.40°C / 32°F . 0.0 oz. quantity 1 * AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20 * With Battery Grip BG-E3.2 mm / 1. 1. 43 g / 1.4 V DC 720 mAh 33. 8. 510 g / 18.Specifications • Direct Image Transfer Compatible images: JPEG and RAW images * Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images 11 Custom Functions with 29 settings Battery Pack NB-2LH..3 x 0.6 x 1.7 x 2.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack NB-2LH Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Rechargeable lithium ion battery 7. 4. Approx. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 126.5 x 94. or 15 min.

10x (248 x 161 mm / 9. Weight: Approx. 100 .) 55mm: 0. 68 g / 2. 61 g / 2.2 x 0.4 oz. The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.240 V AC.5 mm / 3. Approx.) Filter size: 58mm Hood: EW-60C Diameter x length: 68.2 x 2.240 V AC.2 x 0.3 in. 90 min.5-5.7 x 2.40°C / 32°F .1 in.104°F 85% or less 91 x 56 x 22.40°C / 32°F .9 in. 90 min.5 mm / 3. Case: LP814 All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.9 in.104°F 85% or less 91 x 56 x 22.7 oz.4 V DC 0°C . Battery Pack NB-2LH Approx.8 x 6.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . 100 . (without power cord) • Battery Charger CB-2LWE • EF-S18-55mm f/3.6 ll Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Maximum magnification and field of view: 18mm: 0.2 oz.6 x 2. 50/60 Hz 8.92 ft. consult the lens maker.28 m / 0. 50/60 Hz 8. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.6 x 2.28x (81 x 54 mm / 3.5 x 66 mm / 2. 171 . 190 g / 6.6 in.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .Specifications • Battery Charger CB-2LW Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Angle of view: Battery Pack NB-2LH Approx.4 V DC 0°C . Approx.

the equivalent lens focal length (crop factor) will increase by 1. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.S.) 35mm image size 36 x 24mm (1.94 in. and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is recyclable. 172 .58 in.A.42 x 0.6x.2 x 14.) U.87 x 0.8mm (0.Image Conversion Factor Since the image area is smaller than the 35mm film format. Image size 22.

Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital devices. However. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules. — Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference.A. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.S.A. U. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Tel No. Inc. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Lake Success. including interference that may cause undesired operation. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. — Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. NY 11042. This equipment generates.Digital Camera Model DS126151 Systems This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. If such changes or modifications should be made. One Canon Plaza.S. Canon U. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. (516)328-5600 173 . If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.

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31 Direct printing Printing Display-off sensor ................... 83 sRGB / Adobe RGB Color tone................................................. 28...............................Fn-1.......................... 137 Color space ..........154 Access lamp .............. 106 Clearing all................................................... 17..............................68 Auto play (playback) ..................76 AF Focusing AI Focus AF .......................... 105 C..............98 Autofocus Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...................................................................120 Auto power off..... 34...... 102 Clock Date/Time Close-up.................................................... 59 Single/Continuous shooting Self-timer ....... 135 Cool tone (printing)............................................. 101 Drive mode............................. 79. 104 C......................... 38 CF card reminder...........120 Auto playback ........... 11 .............26 Beeper ... 103 C........Fn-3..................... 8.................. 5..................... 38 Problem ................ 7...................... 37 Date/time battery replacement........................................ 79................ 4......... 100....... 73 176 ....Fn-9..95 Auto rotate of vertical images ......................................................................99 Camera shake ........................... 94 Format ...................... 100......................72 Adobe RGB............ 45 Color balance (printing)............. 59 Contrast............................... 80 Bulb exposures ........Fn-6..83 AE lock.......134 Basic Zone......................32................ 10........ 155 Depth-of-field preview ..... 49..........20 Battery Power Battery check ......... 134 Creative Zone........................... 102 B B/W (printing).84 AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)..........71 Noise reduction .......................... 13...............68 CF card ...................... 135 Continuous shooting ......................................32 Reset to default settings.........100 Camera shake ................................... 20 M icon .................29 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).............64...103 D Date Date/Time Date/Time................................................56 Aperture-priority AE ..... 101 C......................... 102 C....................90 Holding the camera ...... 91 Dust Delete Data...........Fn-2.......................... 38 Clear settings ................ 33 Center-weighted average metering ..... 4 Custom Functions ...................... 70 Dioptric adjustment .......................... 112 C Camera Camera Function Setting Display .......94 Black-and-white photo ......................Index A AC Adapter Kit ..........

..........64 FE lock ... 153 Focusing AF mode ........... 125 Image review time....................................................................Index E Easy Printing. 50........... 116 Jump display ...................55 Shutter speed fixed at 1/200 sec...........................................................105 Focus lock................. 107 Index display .......................................42 Focus mode switch ..................152 Eyepiece cover ................ 172 Image dust prevention............................................. 119 Playback ......................22..................................................30..............48 Red-eye corr..............166 Filter effect (Monochrome).......... 118 Manual rotate ...................123 Error codes ..... 158 F Face brightener (printing)... 125 Brightness / RGB I Image Auto playback ........................................ 58 Difficult-to-focus subjects ............................................... 56 AF point selection ............ 124 View on TV....... 33...........135 Faithful .......................... 123 Histogram...................................... 115 Protect...... 160 Manual focusing............. 120 Auto rotate .. 124 Histogram ...............................163 Evaluative metering ............................75 Flash metering mode..................... ........................ 41 Beeper ...................143 Erase (image) ........... 117 Magnified view . (printing).............................................................. 122 Shooting information ...............................................................152 FE lock..............104 Flash exposure compensation ...................................................................... 96 Format (CF card initialization) ............................................... 121 Image conversion factor .....................54 External Speedlite.....................74 1/2-stop increments ..................................................85 File number ........................105 External Speedlite . 57 AF-assist beam ..... 98 Erase............................ 94 Blur................. 111....................85 Flash exposure compensation............................. 58 Recompose...105 Flash off............. 41............................. 94 Transfer to personal computer ............ 58 H Highlight alert ................ 94 177 ..........135 Red-eye reduction ....96 Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset File size...............73 Exposure compensation .............................. 40 Function Availability Table .........................106 Effective range.......... 112 Image review time ..............................75 1/2-stop increments ................................. 38 Full Auto ...........80 Yellow / Orange / Red / Green Flash 2nd-curtain sync ............................................. 42 Folder ...

.......................106......................95 Camera setting screen ....... 63 Language selection........71 Magnified view ..................................... 52 Paper settings (printing) ....................116 ISO speed.................71 Manual focusing......................................53 Mirror lockup ..................... 81 Pixel count selection .............. 31 M M (Manual exposure)..............61 Memory card CF card Menu Menu settings .......................... 34. 63 User defined ................ 154 Possible shots....... 63 Night Portrait ................................................................................ 105 Mode Dial Shooting mode Monochrome photo .................................................... 16 Number File number J Jump display...................................... 103 Nomenclature............................................................ 63 Power Auto power off......................................................................................... 160 Maximum burst ....................................................................161 Manual exposure ...... 80... 134 N Natural/M (printing) ....... 60 Playback Image Portrait...............73 Evaluative / partial / centerweighted average metering MF (Manual focusing) ......................................................... 47........................ 71.........................35.........................101 Brightness adjustment.......................................................36 3 icon ....... 30 Level adjustment (printing) ......... 43........... 95 Battery check ................... 64... 26 Household power outlet ........................20 Index display................. 118 Malfunction ........58. 162 Auto off ........................Index Image transfer.......44................................... 47 Noise reduction .................................................... 134 Neutral.117 L Landscape ........... 127 Picture Style Adjustment.... 91..................... 109 PictBridge....................... 27 Recharge .. 24 Switch ...................107 Image Zone.................... 156 Lens .............18........................50..................13...................... 132 Partial metering ............... 56 P P (Program AE)............136 Long exposures Bulb exposures O One-Shot AF .......... 115 Menu screen..4 Metering mode...156 Setting operation ...............................37 LCD monitor.......... 107 Wallpaper........16.... 34 Image playback ..... 78 Selection .58 178 ....................... 73 Personal computer Image transfer.......................................................

.............................................91 Sensor cleaning ........................................................................................................................................... 86 White balance bracketing.................................................................... 40 Landscape ... 43 Program AE .... 89 White balance correction .......... 121....................................... 135 Self-timer.............. 153 Reset to default........................................................................................49 Shutter release after 2-sec....................... 48 Full Auto.... 164 R RAW......111 Sepia (Monochrome) ........60 Red-eye reduction........................98............................... 27.....134 Trimming............90............... 153 179 ....................................... 142 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...................... 102 Rotate (image) ............ 80 Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green Transfer order (image) ....79........................ 119 T Toning effect (Monochrome)...................Index Printing................................................. 90...45 V View on TV .................. 66 Sports.......................................................68 Close-up .52 Protect (image erase-protection) .................. 44 Manual exposure ...42........................ 22 System Map ..................................................................................................................127 CP/BJ Direct ................ 61 Shutter button.........133 PictBridge ..........62 Recharge .... 121 Video OUT (NTSC/PAL).............132 Print order (DPOF) .......................... 66 Sports ........94 Shooting information display..........80 Servo AF ......................... 52 Shutter-priority AE.62 RAW+JPEG ......55 Remote control.....52 Program shift ............ 86 Custom white balance..... 88 Wireless remote control... 134 WB White balance White balance...........................................................................................79 Shoot w/o card ............ 56 Sharpness...... 143 Printing effects . delay .......................20 A-DEP........108...............................................142 Program AE .......................................................... 31 W Warm tone (printing)......72 Aperture-priority AE ..................................... 19 Dioptric adjustment .144 Print/Share button..................................124 Shooting mode.......................... 157 Viewfinder................. 66 S Saturation................ 46 Strap ...........24 Recording quality selection .........139 Paper settings..... 33 Shutter-priority AE ...................... 109 Trimming (printing) ......... 71 Night Portrait ........122 Flash off ............................ 46 Shots remaining ........................ 47 Portrait ..............100...........................................................................................

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